UNCLOS

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane. 2016.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Work.

Work who?

Force times distance the world looks blue and green,
But the Spratly Islands white.
Force times distance the ocean meets the stream,
But the reef is not in sight.

Force times distance they have instruments,
And they’re dredging up the sand.
Burying coral reefs, destroying seagrass beds:
A saltwater massacre.

China’s watching us,
China’s watching us.
China’s watching us, force times distance.

Force times distance you look like my friend,
Even though you steal my sharks;
And my turtles, and my giant clams,
And smash my corals.

China’s watching us,
China’s watching us.
China’s watching us, force times distance.

Oh, Carpio’s watching us,
Carpio’s watching.
Carpio’s watching us, force times distance.


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