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A Cruel Lesson: Reflections On Nature’s Harsh Realities

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Planet Earth

a cruel lesson

blue planet beams into my room
via the television. i am no expert
on what is under the oceans but
i am learning migration routes

of whales & spinner dolphins –
& see a dumbo octopus unearthed,
never captured on film before.
70% covered by sea there’s

a lot of death going on.
the giant trevally launched out
of the water & snatched
a fledgling tern, snapping

back under before eating it.
ever seen a fish kill a bird?
strange world.
my daughter enters the room

& asks
is it fish & chips tonight?
i agree. can taste that cod
on my palate already.

Read another poem by Skendong: Alien Inquiry: A Carp’s Fish Out Of Water Experience

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