Plastic Bark


The five main gyres of the oceans: the seven seas woven,
folding phytoplankton: swells and shallows, a plane rolling.

A refuse eddy, France cubed to edges, current-corralled
between continents; a confetto of plastics amorphous
threatens the blue-green shell of the ocean touched by the daylight
that feeds the deeper reaches, calm under the weight of darkness.

Eighty-Thousand tons of plastic, one point eight trillion pieces,
degrading in sun, smaller and smaller polymers:
neuston flotsam concentrate rivaling zooplankton.

Trending:  fish populations dwindling in plastic currents columnar.

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