General Poetry posted November 9, 2017 Chapters:  ...233 234 -235- 236... 

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A chapter in the book Worlds

Walrus World 10

by Bill Schott

They track him to an icy, crystal shelf,

hunting with harpoons and weighted clubs;

He lay beside the scarlet frozen blood,

where infant seal was crushed and quickly skinned.

A pointed spear intrudes beneath his ear,

he rises to eleven feet and roars;

as a piercing spike strikes low in front,

the mighty walrus falls upon the slayer.

A myriad of hunters close to kill,

mallets, knives, and jagged edges pare;

siren sea lions scream and take to sea,

each side has taken life away today.


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