by Dominique Galiano, USA
Once, years past, white seashells beaded blonde shores. Sand lines harmonized suntans and ocean spray. Elegant blue filaments stung playful wet paws, young children surrendered to the shored Man O War. Now, coastal beaches become plastic dumps as mermaids lure sea dog pirates to play. Sirens charm sailors with their love song now dwell cross the bottom unfreed. Watery darkness shines life, luminesce fires swim deep, stars edge sea canyons as oiled waters seize islands, pristine, once.