Friday, January 17, 2014

Headline Poem 1/17/14 -- fish deaths

(Photo credit krqe.com)

Today's poem is based on scientific results that reveal the reason behind a catastrophic fish kill in a lake in Nevada -- depleted oxygen levels.

fish deaths

i am struggling to swim
i must gain oxygen
   there is not
        enough
        water
        cycling
        across
        my
             gills
i am suffocating
     these
     levels
     are
     too
             low
it's a shame us stocked fish cannot survive
      in a lake
      made
        by
              men