beautiful oil gulf
cradle of oil so much life oil
the dolphins oil jump
whales breach oil and sing oil
and the oil reeds sway oil
birds oil sing and fly oil
oil fisherman pulls his oil nets
oil in the sun oil children
splash oil in the shallows oil
oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil
oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil
oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil

vast sun drenched reaches
of oil soaked sea
filled with tightening death
which sounds our species’ dirge.

shout microbes!
shriek reeds!
scream humans!
stink corpses!

do you feel the pain?
a disturbance in the force?
will it wake us up?

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