Grand Simplicity by Michael Romani There is a sense of wicked, needless perversity In resolving global coral's afflicted adversity Perhaps understanding this begins with curiosity Learning the species quite thoroughly Super structures build by simple organisms That have become a report on the oceans in microcosm Seeming simplicity as seen strictly from the outside That view does not tell the story from the inside Quietly sophisticated in the uniquely special way No need for opposable thumbs to be more than okay Thousands of polyps cooperate to form in a mega-one This is just how it's been done since time first begun Inside each is a micro-algae daylight food factory Daylight feeding by photosynthesis that proves satisfactory As this supra-animal grows, its skeleton is secreted The polyps grow over it again as was always intended The as the sun goes down, the polyps pop out With stingers at the ready for the passing morsels they flout Coral is a foundation species in a thousand shapes Proving the ocean nurseries in a myriad of seascapes Always the grand simplicity behind the world's reefs As sacred to the oceans as mankind's own oceanic beliefs A simplicity so large that some can be seen from space With only one wish, to co-exist with our silly human race (c) August 7, 2017 Michael Romani All Rights Reserve
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