United Nations

fins circling
through warm water

1,000,000,000,000 million
dollar companies

bleached out species and
kelp forests ripped up
destroyed recovered
destroying recovering

superhero kids
trying to save the world
when they should be in class

maybe you feel like
you are screaming
at a thick wall of glass

and people only see
a distortion of your shape,
and hear only fragments of
your muffled voice

maybe you’re right
but

you are here because
your ancestors built
communities

and protected the children
who protected the children
who protected the children

keep screaming I can
hear you