Poems of the Week


by Julia Griffin

“[S]cientists are calling on volunteers around the world to help identify and count [walrus] in
thousands of satellite images taken from space …
The project aims to protect the animals by carrying out a walrus census of the Atlantic and Laptev
populations over the next four years, the WWF said.”

The Washington Post

For Mary A. and Jack

Humane observers, what prevents us
From helping with the Walrus Census?
Ignore the climate-sceptics’ fallacies:
The earth needs head-counts and analyses;
The planet’s plight is clear before us:
Come join the Walrus Scorers’ Chorus!