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Actvist's Elegy - a "rough" free-write

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Starfish, Indian Island, Orcas Island
Starfish, Indian Island, Orcas Island
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One day on some beach It starts

with starfish, whole colonies

loosened forever

from their slow clinging, their

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orange and purple arms

no longer adorning

tidepool rocks

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like festive dresses

Then in one week,

two Pacific Giant octopi, washed

up - one still alive -

kids jabbing sharp sticks

at its eye,

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You cry STOP

run at them

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I am a low-to-no-income person getting-older. I work (when i have work) as a seasonal gardener. I'm tired of seeing America eroded by corporate neo- fascists, and tired of watching the gift of life on this miraculous planet be exploited and (more...)

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