Saiom Shriver

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Corexit Shrimip


Sweet shrimp look up from pail
their black eyes on stalks.
They cannot talk.
They cannot walk.
But on ripe hearts for
mercy they knock.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Innocent coprophagous shrimp
cause anaphylactic shock.
But since the BP spill
they are Corexit saturated shrimp
with every cell bathed in oil.

*
Corexit, a neurotoxin dumped by the zillions of gallons
into the Gulf.

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