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Cathy Ncube

Oilfall, Promises, Oilcare

Oilfall Unknown

Computer models
Forecast uncertain oilfall
The unknown overwhelms

Footprints and Promises

As he walked and talked
On oily gulf shores, Hayward
Left footprints and promises

Obama Oilcare

Obama Oilcare:
Twenty billion dollars now!
Hayward spewed them out

We Cared, “Small People”

We cared, “small people”
We damaged your Gulf Coast, then
Sent Tony Hayward

Cathy Ncube lives in Pensacola, FL.  She has worked as computer software programmer/analyst, visiting instructor and assistant professor in computer science.  She is married and has three grown children.  She has written short plays/skits/poems for her church and articles for academia.  Cathy enjoys writing poetry based on biblical scriptures, current events, American history, social and international issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

The Spill

In 2010, when the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill exploded and threatened the way of life that Gulf Coast residents know and love, West Florida Literary Federation offered an outlet for expression. During the six months when the uncapped well gushed, and for one year following the successful capping of the well, writers, poets and photographers from across the country sent us their words, thoughts and feelings, thereby providing a literary record of the Deep Water Horizon environmental disaster. Here are the best of the submissions.

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