Underwater skid row

Underwater skid row

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder

Those aren’t jelly fish,
They are plastic bags;
That’s not a coral reef;
It’s a heap of trash,
replacing anemones;
clown fish live among
vacuum-tube TVs,
marine hobos, darting
in and out of their
underwater skid rows.

© 2018 Maxwell Ryder



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New research has found; more than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain! Your poetic short write punches high - it is a good protest composition - :-)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maxwell Ryder

9 Months Ago

Phill Oz, (can I call you that?) I appreciate the fact and compliment. Too bad GreenPeace isn’t so.. read more



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I love this. It bugs me no end to think about what we selfish greedy humans are doing to this planet. But instead of going off on a diatribe, you make this into a tongue-in-cheek commentary by showing instead of telling (the first rule of good writing). If someone doesn't know what you're talking about, then they must be part of the problem! So cool the way you use original details & even a splash of playfulness in your sarcasm, with a killer title! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maxwell Ryder

9 Months Ago

I like diatribes too.
New research has found; more than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain! Your poetic short write punches high - it is a good protest composition - :-)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maxwell Ryder

9 Months Ago

Phill Oz, (can I call you that?) I appreciate the fact and compliment. Too bad GreenPeace isn’t so.. read more
Well observed, and succinctly put.. I have heard that some sea creatures have incorporated the tiny plastic molecules into their DNA. False news? Or will we be seeing new species?

Posted 9 Months Ago


Maxwell Ryder

9 Months Ago

I think there are measurable quantities in our lungs, bloodstream and organ systems, yes. And in so .. read more
Great Aunt Astri

9 Months Ago

I hope it is not too late for something to be done about it.
Maxwell Ryder

9 Months Ago

ME TOO. I would do snorkeling trash collection in the Caribbean.

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