Coastal Poems

DEEPWATER HORIZON WELL by Lauren Birden

Deepwater Horizon Well


is unfolding disaster.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Emergency Response Document says:

The following is not public.

Two additional release points found in the tangled riser.

A release volume, an order of magnitude higher than previously thought.

An order of magnitude means something is ten times larger.

An order of magnitude higher means the volume is ten times larger than that.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokesman Scott Smullen says:

I’m letting the document speak for itself.

Dead-set pistol.  Let it.

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Lauren Birden is a Florida native with her heart in the water.  A student of Columbia University, she is at work on a collection of poems and shorts stories about popular insanity. She believes in effecting great change on small levels.

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