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by Pamela

How many fish are there in the sewers?
“All drains lead to the ocean, kid.” – That’s what Gill said…
If we lifted up civilisation
and looked into the filth
for the little orange glimmering pockets of scales
how many would we count?
One, two, three, six … eleven
like counting stars in the pool of sapphire night
is finding orange death in the rivers of waste
how disheartening.
Let us put civilisation back where we found it
I cannot look anymore.