WE EMERGED FROM HINTERLANDS
From those swamps by the edge of each sea
from bays and estuaries-"crucial and critical"
Habitats threatened by industries.Here is where
we flipped from oceans-from seawater to fresh
from fins to gills and lungs.Aquatic life still relies
upon such commingling of elements.Life lives!
Evolves!Devolves!All on the edges and peripheries..
Between the deep seas and our shallow estuaries
Delicate ecology demands we cede territories
to the continuing relationships that breed-
let these bays and estuaries be free !
so we can evolve-perhaps return to those seas..