There once was a place
Where seagrass abounded and so much more
As much as can be imagined
There was hot and cold and more
And more than just warm and warmer
Where dolphins could swim but not out swim
Swim beyond their shrinking habitat
The loss was greater every day
And every day the places that were warm but not too warm
Were lost forever like the corals and the fish
And there was less and less
Of places and ways to adapt
The dolphins gave birth to fewer calves
As the oceans birthed fewer places
Where warm wasn’t too warm
And there was much more than could be imagined

 

There once was a place
Where there were smart and warm-blooded creatures
And there was so much abundance
More than could be imagined
There was much more than more
It all seemed so infinite
And more and more
The warm places grew hotter and hotter
In just a century
The depths turned darker and more lifeless than one could expect
It was all so short and illusive
Hardly anyone could remember
And no one could quite imagine
A world where warm wasn’t too warm
Where there was warm and cold and more
And more than just warm and warmer