Petroleum

So BP has been found “grossly negligent” in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and fined billions of dollars. In response to the original event, and other oil-related events past and imagined, I wrote a series of haikus. Not saying they’re any good, but here they are.

1996
The Sea Empress holed.
Crude oil slicking north and south
Tarred the spring feathers.

2003
Heat-waves in Europe
Slaughtered old and young alike –
Bring on climate change!

2010
Katrina Mark II:
Deepwater Horizon spills
Poisonous record.

2017
North Sea in winter.
OPEC spikes the markets and
Ignites Armagedd-

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