© The Artful Gallery 2019

We stare in awe at oceans,
Feel the power of waves,
Beneath it all, a larder
With fish we need to save.

Our blind insistence that all’s well
While stocks are trawled to death
Will lead to deserts in the sea;
It’s time to catch our breath

And find new ways to feed the maw
Of a growing population;
Test the scales of common sense
Before annihilation.

Sel-fish

Sel-fish - David Paynter