Steven Hood: Spill

marathonlitreview —  June 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

Brown, golden waves curl,
splash into beaches,
as if for eons.

Oil in a pelican’s liver, kidneys,
and lungs kills it. Covers its
eyes, feathers, wings.

Huge, black pools of crude,
kelp withers, whales drown,
freeway vehicles zoom.

Baby drops a cup
of orange juice on the floor,
screaming at the loss.


Steve Hood is an attorney and political activist living in Bellingham, WA. His poems have appeared in Windfall, Washington Free Press, and Whatcom Watch. His first chapbook entitled From Here To Astronomy, was published by Pudding House. One of the poems in his chapbook won an award from the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Associati

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