Off The Coast Of South America
Off the Coast of South America
They are beginning to dismantle
the Galapagos. A tanker
near by spewed oil, coating the shallows
with an immiscible layer of black deadliness.
First it smothered their wondrous turtles.
Then those endless variety of birds
which Darwin described, dipped their wings
in it, giving new meaning to the expression,
“tarred and feathered”. Lizards slithered,
stood gaping at the discolored ocean.
Now, despite all of its technological advantages
the world is playing “catch up”, bestowing
its ubiquitous despoliation
upon this ...