We are the kid from that story
tossing stranded starfish back into the ocean
making a difference, one at a time.
We are that kid as an adult
ignoring endless miles of beached whales
and sea turtles trapped in tangled fishing nets.
We still want instant gratification
and we aren’t willing to change
our way of life
to save a fucking turtle or whale.
So, one at a time now
we toss dead starfish
back into a polluted ocean
and we are satisfied
we’ve made a difference.