Plastic

Plastic

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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Plastic

She swallows everything he throws her way,
forcing down the bile of disregard.
Coffee ground  brown 
drowning      -     oceans green. 
She denied belief in his sidebar glances.
How His calloused heart beat Her!
He cloaks up the Earth.
She swallows real hard.
Cut    -     ragged     -      frayed 
edges in the waters.
She beat against the lands with tidal influence.
No avail!
His tide 
His  Clorox and Tide refusing refuse negotiations.
He publishes poison.
She uses all Her wiles to wrap an embrace 
but its plastic after all.
She tools flowered vines and grasses
falling leaves and animal scent -     
tresses ripe golden wheat -
padding soft parts of her feet. 
          
Rising from slumber She sharpens claws
with a red morning sun.
Scratch marks appear like tracks of her tears.
She wants to purr -
- She hooks -
white orbs of migraine! 
A breakfast for Him! 
A warning.
E.
06/24/2019

© 2019 Einstein Noodle


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Sad that we live in a plastic throw away society..what a mess modern mankind has created..and the ocean strives still to caress us with beauty..a hard task for nature to struggle through such disregard and mess..your writing is always so well expressed a delight to read

Posted 1 Month Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes yes yes Fran! exactly it ... how She must moan at the effort :((( thanks so much for stopping an.. read more
  Fran Marie

1 Month Ago

youre so welcome dear friend



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Oh wow, I feel sadness in your write, very well expressed. I like your song choice as well

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

oh kescha! thank you for noting the song! it fits in funky kind of way .. wasn't sure if it would ad.. read more
What a vivid, jarring description of the relationship between man and the ocean. We have a hard time understanding the impact of our actions and even when it is there for us in plain sight, it still doesn't elicit widespread change.

I love the way you used the guise of an abusive relationship...because that is the truth of it. We are frittering away the things that keep us alive and doing it with abandon. It's difficult to make the shift, though. We've been living one way for so long and now we are trying to relearn everything, essentially.

Great, thought-provoking poem.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

yes yes and yes .. this kind of change we need is so slow .. but we are working at it .. small thing.. read more
This is a vivid and very intense depiction of what seems to me to be a toxic relationship. I have experienced this, and it often seems like an endless, bloody war between two souls clashing.
I may be wrong, but that is my interpretation.
Well written, well done.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

definitely about a toxic relationship but the meaning is broader .. ;) not sure we have met before L.. read more
Lyanth

1 Week Ago

We have, it was my pleasure. Have a great day.
My wife and I have what seems like daily discussions about plastics. I remember a time when milk cartons were made of some sort of biodegradable cardboard. We try to limit our us of the stuff.
I wrote a satirical piece not too terribly long ago. This work reminded me of it. It's called How To Save Earth. I hope you take a gander at it, if you already haven't.
We need to stay on top of this and get the rest of the world on board.
I'm not an environmentalist, but I do see a problem here.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

thanks for sharing your discussions M.E. ... and your review ... i appreciate it! :) i remember back.. read more
I enjoyed this, Einstein. I wouldn't change a word of it. Even now, environmental science frets over a contenient-sized eddy of plastic remnants and debris somewhere in the Pacific. Sea creatures constrain their bodies and digestive tracts with it. Humans bury it in mountainous piles in every town. Its proven links to the incidence of cancer keep research labs humming. One great bit of progress involves new formulas to make plastic refuse more consumable, maybe one day fully biodegradable. We pundits must keep humans ever aware of their plastic footprint and its detriment to progress. You are doing God's work here. Well done. -- Doug

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

Doug! .... thank you so much! yes .. we do need to be every mindful of our impact ... i read about t.. read more
Aww, hell! I usually struggle with poetry...preferring straight lines from Point A to Point B. But dang! if I wasn't caught up by the second line and went right to the end - in one shot! And got it all, I think:

"...coffee ground brown", plastic imitating all forms of nature, that migraine, though! Woo!

But, who is "he"? I get the "she" (Mother Earth, yeah?) The only masculine "entity" i can immediately name is Satan/Lucifer. Is the current generation a masculine one? (*snort* not exactly my first guess by the amount of butt-hurt babes cryin' out there).

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

:) thanks Carol .. couldn't be more happy that you followed all the way through ... i gave pollution.. read more
wow. just, wow.

i'm very saddened by this universal problem, and you captured this tragedy so perfectly without being too academic, or frankly, boring; every word just builds my interest more and more. beautifully written in such a way that makes me conscious of my plastic use.

a review on my first work would be lovely, as i am new to writer's cafe. keep writing, never lose hope that this world will be a better place. :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

i will head you way shortly Hello ;) thank you for reading and letting me know your thoughts and fee.. read more
Wowwww this is one of the most awesomely creative poem I have read in environmentalist tones with concerns for our Eco system in scintillating personification and metaphor wow . I ESP admire " the bile of disregard " and the plastic line and migraine to press your point of man's rapacious destruction of the planet. The govt in Tanzania where I have settled have only now banned the usage of all plastic polythene bags but there's so much other plastic dumped ah . Kudos for this powerful write.

Pls pleez do review/ comment/ give yer thoughts on my newest poem. I like Interaction for the human feel.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

that's quite a handle you have there S ;))) Tanzania!! wow!! i will certainly repay your visit asap!.. read more
Though the truth of this poem is sad. I must say it was very cleverly written. I like how "tide" can be used in three different was. Very clever.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

nice to meet you Franco! thanks for taking time and reviewing this one ... i'm happy you found some .. read more

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