By Roberta Curley
How about those old bags?
Plastic shopping bags that are supposedly banished.
Supermarket baggers dole them out
like life-preservers on the Titanic.
New York City is drowning in plastic.
Has the law prohibiting perilous plastic shopping
bags been repealed?
Why not resuscitate more plastic bottles into reusable
Pandemic or not—plastic must be intercepted.
Dr. Anthony Fauci states coronavirus can live
up to three days on plastic surfaces.
Plastic bags wreak havoc from landfill to sea.
The bags clump together like battle-ready soldiers.
Beware marine biologists and all ocean pleasure seekers.
The bag proliferation maims sea creatures and entangles
Neither piranha, angelfish, nor anyone’s child—
should have to wriggle free from reefs of plasticity.