Ecocide

 

The Bumblebee

From the Squash blossom flies

Tired, pollen bathed and heavy eye lids dusty

150 million years of pollinating decried

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Swift

Old enough to have seen T Rex in the flesh

Flies two million kilometres in its shift

No longer under my eaves reside

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Koala

Iconic marsupial cuddly up a tree

Feeds on eucalyptus a priori

So dies trees expiring from Carbon Dioxide

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Polar Bear

Can swim sixty miles without a break

Once smelling prey ten miles near

There is no smell the ice long fried

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

Staghorn Coral

Architect of the subterranean deep

Bleached in warmer water, no food, not normal

Lodgers, clownfish. hornbill turtles, no longer abide

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

Atlantic Cod

Cheap fish for every chippy battered feast

Over fished because of livelihood

An uncaring species’ genocide

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Monarch Butterfly

Beautiful orange migrate 3 thousand miles

Their caterpillars left with milk wood dry

To die from herbicides and insecticide

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Emperor Penguin

A happy Charlie Chaplin substitute

Happy feet say amen

On the long walk to its own regicide

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

 

 

 

The Beluga Whale

Well meaning boated tourists

Motorised watching expeditions the Holy Grail

Destroying life, idly set aside

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Leatherback Turtle

Lays eggs on disappearing beaches

Ever more hatching females infertile

Their hoped for progeny denide

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Flamingo

Mann’s pretty pink flamingo not a pretty tune

A lost overture that made shrimps agogo

A colour on the palette atrophied

Unknowing of dawning Ecocide

 

The Climate Change Denier

Celebrating fossil fuel profits

Spitting on what others call Guya

Flouting science with such pride

Not giving a toss about Ecocide

 

 

 

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