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Buoyed: #litterati Day 16

Daily beach walks make me keenly aware of the ways that trash finds its way onto the beach. Straws and plastic wrappers are common, along with bottle caps and bits of aluminum from decomposing cans.  Sometimes I find more interesting bits of trash–plastic toys, sunglasses, pieces of surfboards and more.  Today I found an escaped boat bumper or buoy being tossed in the surf…and it became today’s poetry inspiration.

Taking a photo of trash and then disposing it properly is the habit of many camera wielding activists…the #litterati.  Small acts add up to a big difference.

buoyed litterati

Buoyed

 

Bobbing in the waves

an escaped boat bumper

heads toward shore

 

Styrofoam bullet

breaking

spreading harmful trash

in its wake

 

We can all help

one photo

and one piece of trash at a time

#litterati

 

Douillard 2018

And a student photograph and poem…inspired by the palm tree that stands tall in the center of our playground:

tyler pineapple palm tree

A Pineapple Palm Tree

Way up high in the sky
A pineapple sits on a stem with leaves swaying every which way,

held high by the stem

about as wide as your hug and as high as the
Seagulls soaring above
Us

a rainbow of thought to feed
Your imagination

Tyler

Like photography, poetry offers new perspectives on ordinary objects and actions.  What can you see anew today?