Wednesday, June 2, 2010

there's a hole in the bottom of the sea

i cannot fathom that crude oil
continues to pump into the gulf of mexico.
it scares me
to imagine the ripple effect
this will have around the globe for years to come.
so, you can believe me
when i say
i do not mean to belittle this catastrophe in any way.
when i read this headline today:

AP - As the crude crept closer to Florida, the risky effort to contain the nation's worst oil spill hit a snag Wednesday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf.

i couldn't help but think:
♫ there's a diamond ♫
on the edge
of the saw
in the pipe
on the blown-out well
in the bottom of the gulf.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
and although diamonds are involved,
it doesn't count as a silver lining.
as president obama said last week,

"plug the damn hole."


Rebecca said...

Oh Catie, the only way to process this surreal circumstance is in ways like the one you've come up with! While some are thinking of the oil as being invasive and damaging to land and sea alike - which it is - all I can think of is that Mother Earth is dealing with a gaping wound. And when I think of that, I ache for her and hope with all my might that forces come into play that can heal it and shift our paradigm so we will stop relying so much on her in this way. In the meantime, all we can do is what mothers do with children in times of crisis all over the earth and from time immemorial - we can sing songs like the one you've composed!

Emily said...

And "Plug The Damn Hole" would make a great song many meanings! No really, this whole ordeal makes me sick too.

Dianne said...

Amen!! Living on the coast makes this especially scary and real for us as it will be for everyone eventually.

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