my old friend…

my old friend

i took a walk
by the sea
with camera
in hand
hoping to find
a photo
that expressed
tranquillity
one of those
money shots
that
people place
upon their walls
to help them
withstand
a routine
existence
one that could
even
brighten
your day
but
found
only reasons
for tears
a beach
where
sand and stones
were suffocated
beneath tar blankets
of thick black oil
and
a small sea-lion
shivering
and
gasping
for air
a refugee
of an environmental war
where profits
determine
the outcome
like
all wars
a pup
fleeing the violence
of greed
whose journey
left him
impaled
fish hooks
cast aside
by careless fishermen
who forget
that they do not
own
the sea
but
share it
oh
i wish
i could have found
tranquillity
rather than
a
tale
that has
no
happy ending

Sea-lion pup has three fishing-hooks in him…can you find them….can you help him? Note the oil on his fins.

8 thoughts on “my old friend…

  1. This is just another example of how we are destroying our world, the beauty that was given into our care. Sad what we may be leaving for the next generation

  2. oh it is terrible – heard it in the news – it makes me angry when the big companies just think about their profit and fail to double-check if the pipes and everything is intact

  3. And situations like this in the near future do not look to be improving any time soon in a world still where all seems to be treated as disposable.

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