Sweet Sorrow Of Parting With No Tomorrow

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Mother Moose and baby, Christyl Rivers

For a while, we will continue to take and pretend,
For a while trilling screens won’t miss songbird’s end

Extinction is forever. Biodiversity fades
Desert roses ruin, lost splintered glades

A last Galapagos Tortoise sniffs the scent of “alone”
Halts mid step, while shell becomes tombstone

A mother polar bear licks her cubs and shakes,
One last overlook at their realm of melted mistakes

An albatross chick slumps, over full with starving
So remote is their island, no Mariners sense alarming

They say parting is “of such sweet sorrow”
But what sweetness seeps into no tomorrow?

inspired by both Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.

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