Hustle and Estuary Flow
As the sun rises on arctic oil wells
the poverty line moves to low tide.
Given the state of affairs, who can
begrudge any fresh water dwellers
who need a couple small bumps
to keep ketamine-based side-hustles
healthy. Any dopey decapod is just
one net away from ending up iced,
another keto-friendly shrimp cocktail.
Melting North Sea ice presents new
opportunities for trade: there’s never
enough sand dollars to go around.
Of course, enterprising prawns turn
to that candy crushed coral, as big
money bottom feeding mollusks filter
saltwater of its free-floating gold atoms.