In a breakneck chase the moose calf goes down, a grizzly devours.
wolves stalk for hours the bison get away.
the pack sustain on voles and mice
mostly go hungry
a crow eats the nestlings in a robin’s nest still robins abound.
green turtles on a beach lay eggs swim off in the deep.
all creatures know their place
what to do when not to
only we are confused we take
do not give back we kill without awareness
we the godly creatures discard our waste as if we matter more.
we do not love we steal from earth
for power and control
causing more loss than any time before it seems
we are our own end who can say?
It’s unfair to make more mention of us here I mean
why a colossal fuss when few care enough to save the world?
Friends do not fear when we are gone
the flora and the fauna will go on
they will with the elements follow nature’s plot
heal the planet pull it from the brink do what we could not.
Photos by R. Roberts