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The Spill

Four Haiku

Cathy Ncube

Cathy Ncube lives in Pensacola, FL. She has worked as a computer software programmer/analyst, visiting professor and assistant professor in computer science. She is married and has three grown children.

Months of Spilling

April rained petrol

May brought tar balls and oil sheens

June spewed oily heat

Oily Demise

Oil harmed gulf waters

Scared, battered sea creatures fled

To slick shoreline deaths

Oil Spoiled, Fall Waits

Spring days were pleasing

Oil spoiled them and summer weeks

Fall waits for spill news

School, Summer Blues, School

Oil spilled, schools closed soon

Summer Blues, burns, booms, berms, blimps

Well killed, school bells rings

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