“Our Blue-Eyed Girl”

sargassum

A worker cleans a beach in Tulum, Mexico, on 15 June. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

… Tourism secretary Miguel Torres Márquez tweeted a video of a pristine Cancún beach with the comment: “We’re looking after Cancún, ‘our blue-eyed girl’ and all the beautiful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.”
(David Agren, Seaweed invasion threatens tourism in Mexico’s beaches as problem worsens,” The Guardian, 6-28-19)

A morbid sargassum bloom-and-rot cycle is befouling beaches from Cancun to Belize. The fatuous tweet of the Mexican bureaucrat adds a whiz of male-pattern badness to the Augean tide of human effluent corrupting the Caribbean.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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