Dogs 2010

EXTINCTION IN KIND
(7/9/10)


deep roots
laugh
at human attempts
of agricultural
authority

life
sprouts skyward
scheduled
or not

though
at times
floodwaters
overwhelm
washing soil away
toward deltas
of decline

tenacious
tendrils
lose hold
floating flora free
on temporary
rivers

waters
eventually recede
from uprooted
areas
and man
arrogantly reclaims
his labeled
land

seeds prepare
a pilgrimage
of fertility
to mock him

he
will not
last