Two Degrees

An aquatic Goldilocks,
Heat-sensitive to a fault,
Coral lay on a bed
not too hot,
not too cold.
She hoped her fuschia tresses
would remain –
she’d die before
being bleached.

K. Hartless at Yardsale of Thoughts offers up this image for today’s Petite Pen invitation ( using 30 words or less).

An increase in temperature of about 2 °F (or 1 °C) above average can cause coral bleaching.


One thought on “Two Degrees

  1. 👏👏marvelous. I love the allusion, so apt as it captures here curiosity and naïveté. And the bleach makes me think of the sad state of the coral reefs. Thank you so much for writing with me. 💜

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