steve hood


Sing a forlorn, lost

call to the missing

in oceans of oil, acid, plastic.


Die in water’s red clouds,

swim thousands of miles,

across blue worlds.


Metaphysical whale,

blow out misty, dive

low into darkness.


Strong men sail, throw

harpoons for millennia,

cut up blubber on ships.


Just a few remain now

of the millions that once

swam in great pods.


Steve Hood is an attorney and political activist. His work won an award from the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association and has been published in many places including Crack the Spine, Maudlin House, and the anthology, Noisy Water. His chapbook From Here To Astronomy was published by Pudding House.