Protest Poem #2: On Behalf of Whales

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Last week was the closest I have ever come–my husband and I stood watching along the Pacific coast as three or four whales turned flips, close enough for us to see bumps and barnacles, glistening.

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Friends, let us not consent to despair.

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Let us not give up on the Great Barrier Reef, on the songbirds, the bees, and the whales.

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We may be tired of fighting, but we are closer to victory than ever before.

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E. O. Wilson has suggested that if we can just get through the bottleneck–that tight spot between ecological collapse and the rise of clean tech–we will survive, and so will they.

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Friends, may it be so.

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May our children stand in awe at the Pacific coast, as Daniel and I did, in October of 2016.

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May they know whales, one of the great wonders of this world.

http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/get-involved/demand-your-government-speaks-out-for-whales

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