Daughter of Sequim,
Her dark form gracefully traversing turbulent waters,
Could not nurse her young calf,
massive boat propellers –
The natural cycle of salmon broken.
Like the Raven – the bringer of light
to those who dwell in the darkness,
who are oblivious to plastic devouring the sea,
the vanishing salmon,
and the slow decline of humanity.
1994 – September 19, 2006
by Patrycja Williams