by Tim Chiu
Nature's lack of precipitation spelling doom - a poem.
|The dilemma haunting
Those species of animal
Sauntering in the reeds,
The relapse of a barren, dry Earth
Harboring ill will on its wild denizens -
An unbroken pattern soon to wreak havoc
On beleaguered, malnourished herds
Of the now ghostly and sickened land.
The abandonment of rain shall signal
Numerous casualties for creatures
Of this forgotten habitat,
Pending the arrival of large amounts of precipitation
To augment vacated rivers and watering holes.
...An unfortunate fate
For nature's brutal ledger,
With daunting consequences
For this distinctive and populous realm.