If The Sea Were Tar…

Ocean is vista
when I look from afar.
If thee fill with tar,
will it be aqua?

Forest is verdant
when I look from urban.
Now gone for certain
as if redundant.

Beetles were co’orful
but now grey and dull
to blend in the dusk
with hard-earned brown tulle.

Behind my home’s a dune
As bright as a sun
Now it is a site
for all dumpster goons.

If I paint it black,
will it soon be back?
If the stain is sacked,
will it still be black?

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Featured Image Credit: World Wildlife Fund