EPA Refrain

Power lines are deadly

To millions of birds each year

Oil spills and wind turbines too

That’s why there’s a hundred-years law on the books

A treaty protecting each eagle and wren


Birdlovers unite to uphold the law

being threatened by grift and by greed

Politicians seeking profit and gain

Laying waste to this beautiful land


Pay attention, look up, speak up and take care

If birds are not safe and allowed to fly free

Sadly, my friends then, neither are we


(Day 27: 1 subject 30 ways #startlepoem)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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