Starfish

We are the kid from that story

tossing stranded starfish back into the ocean

making a difference, one at a time.

 

We are that kid as an adult

ignoring endless miles of beached whales

and sea turtles trapped in tangled fishing nets.

 

We still want instant gratification

and we aren’t willing to change

our way of life

to save a fucking turtle or whale.

 

So, one at a time now

we toss dead starfish

back into a polluted ocean

and we are satisfied

telling ourselves

we’ve made a difference.

 

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About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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