I am so sorry – an ode to the fish

I apologize for the members of my species 
Who have taken advantage of you,
Not respected you,
Taken you for granted,
And are quickly destroying you.
But I admire you.
You are strong,
You are fighting,
You are beautiful.
But they are stronger,
They are remorseless,
And I’m afraid they will win.
I am so sorry.
I would cry a whole ocean
Of salty tears
For you to swim in,
To save you from them,
And that would
Probably be the best thing
I could do for you.
I am so sorry
I have let you down.

By Charlotte Hings

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