Poems of the Week

A Concerted Effort

by Alex Steelsmith

“[D]ivers and snorkelers listened to an underwater concert that advocated coral reef protection
Saturday in the Florida Keys. … [Water-themed popular songs were] piped undersea through
waterproof speakers suspended… above the reef.”
AP News

Merrily, merrily,
popular melodies,
flowing through tropical
waters with ease,

seem to be layered with
playing in tune with the
Florida Keys.

Teemingly, streamingly,
coral reef denizens
gladly accompany
numbers like these,

consorts of fishes and
singing, with polyps, a
coral reprise.