“Oil spill disaster: The guilty parties” (Jane Williams)

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oilslicked ocean
too much time spent
washing hands

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Headlines:

“Oil spill disaster: The guilty parties” (The Independent)

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Poem by Jane Williams (see poet biographies).

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^ 4 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    A very subtle and perfectly worded poem Jane. I love the double reading of the last line – on the one hand we have the washing of hands done by those who caused it, and on the other hand we have the washing of hands for those who are cleaning up. Really, really, well composed poem. Brilliant!!! Here’s hoping we see more of your work in the future.

  2. Diane Mayr

    I concur! Good job.

  3. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with Dick. The dual imagery here is stellar! The poem unfolds in a subtle yet powerful way

  4. Chris White

    Enjoyable and to-the-point, thanks Jane :)

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