Turtles

It’s all gone to hell

since you left.

Ecotourism isn’t

what it’s supposed to be

and while you slept

they had a sea turtle rodeo

the forests burned

and Bindi danced.

The road to your house

has been swept away, again

but that’s no excuse

we could have used you

around here.

So now a girl’s gone to

the hospital, dead

shark still attached

they’re dragging alligators

out of the lake, murdering

for sacred tourist dollars

And since the oil spill

forced moving turtle eggs

to the other coast

we wonder if they’ll

find their way home.

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