Small Acts of We

Photo by Debal Das on Unsplash

I used to cut plastic rings for the seals,
released from the cans they carried,
now discarded petroleum knives to sever

pup necks and puffin spawn. Maybe
there’s a turtle out there with a Starbucks straw
lynching its nostril because of my iced latte —

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Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out http://trappermarkelz.com

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