One More Extinction
is occupied with heat and light
but not the child in their arrangement -
in twilight's orange pallor,
the stones, the trees, the flowers,
are disbelieving mourners –
every other creature
is pressured into making sure
their own kind survives
otherwise the next funeral is theirs -
in Held and forest.
grass and leaf
listen to wind's rousing speech -
it's not as effective
as the silence afterward.