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The Spill

Dangerous People

Robert McGee

For the past 28 years Robert McGee, a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, has lived in Mobile, Alabama, where he works in a factory. He is married with two grown children. Collecting old books and writing poems are his favorite hobbies. He has a burgeoning appetite for history and art.

Like wolves* lurking

Below the surface,

Stealthily closing in:

Periscope hums --

Tubes ready --

Bearings adjusted --

Course steady --

Broadside exposed

Where crosshairs intersect . . .

Bomb ticking

In the Gulf:

Extreme pressures

In the earth,

Flammable gas --

A geologic force;

Defective well,

Dangerous people –

Ignition source.

*reference to the Grey Wolves, U-Boats that Hitler deployed in the North Atlantic

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