white, clear, black–
attack my shoreline with a
ferocity that indiscriminately kills
creatures born to breathe and eat
water; even when they eat each other
the cycle doesn’t stop.
Bent, broken, large, small,
infinitesimal: it is indestructible.
Long strings of hydrocarbon.
(top: squidandsquash.org; bottom: greenhome.com)
I’m sorry it looks like a party. It shouldn’t.
It’s the remains of a billion parties. Plastic is the definition of ubiquitous. It is now part of nature.