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.