I am sea water, growing hotter and hotter,
Killing life like a dry wilting laurel.
Not dead, not alive. There’s small chance they’ll survive.
I cause slow, starving sick coral.
White, the color of death spreading.
The cause of destruction everyone’s dreading.
I leave pale skeletons brittle, now locals fish little.
All I leave crumbles like a dry leaf.
Habitat gone in the time you could yawn.
Now no more life on the reef.
I am an epidemic.
Say good bye to endemic species;
Hide the science, you’d rather have silence.
Silence beguiles in climate denial.
You humans with your cars and your beef, keep killing and killing your reef.
Don’t open your eyes and this you won’t know:
You’re letting me, the pain and fever, grow!