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.