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Poetry: At Nam Viet Pho 79: Dining Alone, I Browse the Paper

November 04, 2006
david raphael israel


As a special treat   I've ordered Pho Seafood tonight
awaiting my bowl   I glance at the newspaper headlines
if marine biologists   really have got things right
the bowl of the ocean   is facing a treacherous deadline
the sea after all   is source of an ancient breadline
the fisherman stands at its window   beaming and bright
every day for a million years   on these loaves he's fed fine
as a special treat   I've ordered Pho Seafood tonight

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An international group of ecologists and economists warned yesterday that the world will run out of seafood by 2048 if steep declines in marine species continue at current rates, based on a four-year study of catch data and the effects of fisheries collapses... World's Fish Supply Running Out, Researchers Warn

Poet, painter, videomaker and general dabbler, David Raphael Israel grew up in California, has lived on the US East Coast for almost 20 years, has traveled in India and China, and is apt to conclude this sentence reflexively.
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Poetry: At Nam Viet Pho 79: Dining Alone, I Browse the Paper

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