Vida Toxica by Annmiya Thrapple


A sea as black as a night with no moon, 

Splattered with ink, it is a place of doom, 

Bleached coral and plastic toys, 

In this lonely lake, there is no noise 


Plastic bottles and plastic bags, 

Plastic cans and plastic tags, 

Plastic – plastic everywhere, 

This is a world of despair 


Amongst the debris, 

I can see, 

An animal swimming, ever so sadly, 

Strangled in netting and injured badly 


To save the planet, 

From this deadly pit, 

Recycle, reuse and remember, 

The planet needs YOUR help. 

By Annmiya Thrapple