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Brutal Performance

Brutal Performance

Cathy Ncube

Broken             “Perfect”
Blowout           Preventer
Billowing           Petroleum
Burning             Profusely

Bodies               Paining
Burning              Peeling
Bleeding             Pleading
Buried                Passing

Blighted             Preserve
Bayous             Profaned
Beaches           Polluted
Biosphere          Poisoned

Banned             Products
Boats              Parked
Businesses       Pinched
Breadwinners   Penniless

Beleaguered    President
Bluntly            Proposed
“Billions          Promptly”
BP                 Provided

British            Petroleum
Blind             Profiteers
Bloody           Pumpers

British           Petroleum
Broke           Permits
Betrayed      Public

Editor’s Note: “Brutal Performance” is by Cathy Ncube, of Pensacola, Florida. This poet has added a new dimension to the poetry experience of The Spill with a variety of poems adhering to unique rules. Cathy enjoys writing poetry based on biblical scriptures, current events, American history, social and international issues.

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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