by Linda Imbler

The whales returned our legacy,

after each had lost at least one child

to the shallow zone,

where the young ones drowned

and internal organs collapsed.


Returned all

that never should have been

scattered deep

on sea beds in the first place:

car engines,

the remains of buckets,

shrimp fishing nets,

Waste, plastic and steel,

and statues once deemed beautiful.


They carried all

up from the depths,

and placed upon

our shores our shame

and the evidence

of the greed of our kind.


So, where do we go from here?

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Writers Bio

Linda Imbler is the author of the published poetry collection “Big Questions, Little Sleep.” She has had her poetry accepted in numerous journals. Information about her creative process and a current list of all published sites can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com. This writer lives in Wichita, Kansas.

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