Sacred Friend (originally written estimated year 1989)


The News Man Said
Last Year 750 Dolphins
Dead on the eastern shore

Their bodies Deceased
And covered with sores
The source?  Disease.

To hard to ignore
How many more?
Lay suffering on the ocean floor.

Oh, They claim They’ll Breed Once Again.
I think its Hard for them to begin.
Considering the shape the oceans are in.

They have broken the commandment
Murdering a sacred friend
An unforgivable sin.


Who am I (sealife)

I am as Intelligent as a human
But because I have no hands
Can’t rape or pillage the land
My spirit only knows kindness and peace

I have no say in what
goes on around me
The boats I don’t mind
It’s what they leave behind

Big Barrels of glowing scum and trash
Things that smell, hurt and scratch
Some cause blindness and others great sores

I’m sorry but from man I feel no kindness
If I beg or Implore, my pleas, Only to be ignored
I’m Begging stop dumping off the shore
of my brothers there are few
and dumping is not something
We could or would do to you

The Melt Down(as in Nuclear)

Its ten years since the melt down
I’m still alive
I should be happy
Some might say that
I’m the lucky one

I stare in disbelief
I ponder constructing my own death
I feel as if there is no other relief

Wondering why has god pick me
Among so many
The family I once had
Is now just a painful memory
Their graves I walk by
Much to numb to cry

There are others alive
Who still try to thrive
But if even to give birth
To nothing but molten deformities
All I can give is my worthless pity

Why were we so stupid and naive
I ask god to forgive humanity

Sometimes when I sleep
I think that I will wake
From this horrible fate
but alas it’s as real
as my peeling flesh
and the sores I feel