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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

orange and purple arms

no longer adorning

tidepool rocks

like festive dresses

Then in one week,

two Pacific Giant octopi, washed

up - one still alive -

kids jabbing sharp sticks

at its eye,

You cry STOP

run at them

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