Let us write to future generations
About the loss of nature
When a scarcity of creature
Is like an echo from a building site
When they are all lined up in the firing line
And you see their eyes shining in the dark
When an arm of fire sweeps over them
Or the polluted air fells them like dolls in a sideshow
When you go down to the riverside
To see a river of gloom passing by
When the forests stand empty and meaningless
And every day a murder extinction is on the news
And great empires crawl reluctantly to conventions on climate change
While people go about their daily business
Seeing how slow death sheds the hearts of birds
How slow death sheds the teeth and claws of cats
How even the horns of the rhino
Are reduced to face powder
Looking back at this – what will you think?
That it was close but that you made amends
Or that nature has become a thing of the past
And who is God and where is He?
And where is this promised kingdom of his?
Here is Love Street
Here is adoration Circus
Here is the Blue Eye Allotment
Here is Blue River cottage
Here is Pink Cop Police Station
Here is Paradise Park
Here is The Bouncing Cat Library
Here is the Crossed Bamboo Crossroads
Here is Blueberry Avenue
Here is Apple Tree Car Park
Here is the Blue Tulip Pub
Here is The Red Admiral Cemetery
Places that I’ve mapped out in my imagination
Places destroyed by war
In my imagination I have created Dodo Town
To commensurate with the extinction of the Dodo
In my imagination I have created the Mammoth Field
In order to commensurate with the extinction by hunting of the fabulous Mammoth
Yet here is Churchill Place, Here is Nelsons column
What did they ever do to save anything from extinction?
Guns and bombs and bayonets, death and destruction
That’s all they ever did, how is that beautiful?
There was a zoo at the end of time. Millions of hungry humans began to encircle it. Breaching the gates they got inside and began to slaughter and eat. A huge swarm of butterflies emerged into the sky and attacked the humans and pushed them back out of the zoo. Out of holes in the ground came a sea of rats that bit and killed many of the humans. The survivors trying to escape ran into a great field of spiders webs and were all trapped there and were eaten by the spiders. A group of small children walked away crying uncontrollably. Birds brought them seeds to eat.
The plot for an animated film about extinction maybe.