An Oil Absorber

An oil absorber
A steel made cathedral as gloomy as an old rag doll
Fighting waves not to be moved
An oil guzzler vacuuming oil off great oceanic carpets
Oil as black as a black beetle
Slippery as an eel
This priceless nectar from the flower of the sea
Into a steel plated hive
Attended by humble workers
Trapped in their honeycomb cells
Until their black honey is extracted

-- Adam Littleboy