A gulag is a place down by the shore
were we keep those refugees
who don’t matter anymore.
As Barnaby and Schmo are quick to reassure
“They are not really sick or dying –
just not breathing any more.
And we don’t have to worry because
we’ve got many of our own
those, who are really poor.
It’s the drought that is killing fish
|and not the theft of water
the oozing blue green algae
is just adding to the slaughter.
Copyright © 2020 John Tomlinson