I have a twisted sistah in the Marcellus who reminds us that April is poetry month.
Last year, in the US alone, there were 364 spills from pipelines. This year, as of February 28, there have been 41 reports of spills – 70% of which were caused by failure of materials, welding, or equipment – racking up damage costs of more than $3 million.
Here’s mine in honor of poetry month
Bitumen (with apologies to Carl Sandburg)
The black death slithers silently
like a snake.
through the forest and village
into the water with it’s putrid stench
and lethal venom.