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toilet ocean

By Bob Phillips

loose turd of plastic
the size of Texas
spins at Vortex
of Toilet Ocean

unknown ‘cuz you can’t say Turd
in polite company
or even on rude conspiracy cable news
it’s the Turd of America, spinning, Turd
of Japan and China, Viet Nam.
all the coastal cities
and the cities on rivers
flush to Toilet Ocean
and tangle at Turd Vortex

Tornadoes of plastic Turd
shrouding whales and dolphins
choking birds with six pack garrots
filling the dead zones of fertilizer overburn
plastic Turdy Tombstones on lifeless bottom

winding up at night while you dream
of consume, winding like Hurricane
Turd, Category 5, maybe 9 on the consumer scale
fed by warm currents of consume
little spiral arms of plastic Turd
break onto beaches with the viral tide
astroturf astrosurf

echoing Mr. Robinson’s line –
the future’s in Plastic
future, futurd… future, futurd
the future’s in Plastic

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