The True Monster


Aged beyond numbers

Honed into a precision instrument 

In the dread of endless blue

The silent killer makes his home


One drop mingled in the salt

A Heartbeat electrifying the field

Miles in each direction

The master

The apex predator of the sea

Remains unthreatened


to sleep with eyes open


the water breaks and the heavens open

Angels on sturdy clouds appear

the nets encircle

And he

Is face to face with the true monster 


An average of six humans are killed by sharks annually. 

Humans kill more than 100 million sharks a year. That’s more than 11,000 an hour. 








and many more creatures are responsible for more human deaths per year than sharks.


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