BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Eruption

by Jack Locke

No words can remedy the disaster currently occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. Yet, words are the path to the solution. And the assurances of BP’s chief executive are hardly assuring. The villanelle below is my take on the situation.

“We are committed to providing the American people with the information they need to understand the environmental impact from the spill and the response steps that have been taken,” said BP’s chief executive Tony Hayward.

BP Chief executive Tony Hayward, © BP p.l.c.

You Murder The Sea When You Drive Your Car

You murder the sea when you drive your car
You pillage our Earth to feed your hungry dream
You are a son of a worm, you are.

In a gulf as pure as the eye sees far
With coral and plants and fish supreme
You murder the sea when you drive your car.

Go swim, swim under the light of a star
And reflect on glow of fallen moonbeam
You are a son of a worm, you are.

You have stolen our future, drunk in a bar
You and your highly motivated team
You murder the sea when you drive your car.

Liberty polluted sinks shame below par
Revisit youth when you sat by clear stream
You are a son of a worm, you are.

A fish does not swim with gills clogged by tar
A bird does not retire on pensions and cream
You murder the sea when you drive your car
You are a son of a worm, you are.

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