Two Strandings Same Week

O’ mysteriousness
Sophisticated dialects
Preceptive Ones,
Don’t die!

Fourteen sperms
Brainy Ones
King Island
Lifelessly strewn
Necropsies awaiting,

Two hundred
Pilots deceased
Ocean Beach
Macquarie Harbour
All for one
One for all.

Schlumberger Australia
Beach Energy
Two hundred forty-two
Deadly cannonading decibels
Tasman coastlines,
More seismic subsidised
Planet cooking alive
Abysmal fossil fuels.

Cash mountains,
Voiceless oceans
Vapid Smugness,
Mewling somnambulists.

Defiant defenders
Mother lovers
Consequences be damned
Noblest stance
War cry!

©2022 Reese Halter

Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
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