Bioluminescence

Why have the bioluminescent bays
of Puerto Rico gone dark?

The ecology of dinoflagellates
is a complex system with many factors:

Temperature, salinity, depth,
and, of course, absolute darkness.

It may be that light pollution
has driven the glowing algae away.

One way to kill a thing
is to love it too much, to shine

Your light on it and make it burn
or slink away into the shadow.

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About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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One Response to Bioluminescence

  1. Good Poem, bad situation

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