I Miss the Dodo

I Miss the Dodo
I Miss the Dodo

I Miss the Dodo


I miss the Dodo

from many different families

found family deep

or deeper than blood


California Bear

Salamander and Lions

a long list of Wolf

a race of Wild Dog


Not just one many

lost and never really found

again mostly gone

even if slightly


Elk and swimming Trout

simply consumed by numbers

longer list of game

hungry mouths to feed


I miss the Dodo

these queer disappearances

hidden deep away

my long lost hours


This listing goes on

the Nebuda extincta

extinct in the name

on list anyway



To my long lost friends

who create voices outside

I create my voice

from my inside


Here’s to the extinct

Puerto Rican Parakeet

a Mouse where quiet

the roar of the Mammoth


Erasure poems

written with quills of the lost

two by two they go

or are they just gone


This point is juncture

a re-examination

this prose before us

may hold up answers


Put my name on list

I have exhausted reserves

my spirit needs rest

what’s left is just ash


In three billion years

our sun will burn out its wick

there will be no more lists

no one to wonder



Will our species thrive

find answers to these problems

care for each other

balance with nature


There are no answers

from multi-colored Dodo

Sabre Tooth Tiger

lost forest flower


I miss the Dodo

to move my finger down list

a melancholy

heavy on my brow


To fight entropy

something in us has to give


listening within


These modern dramas

like Greek Tragedy of old

consume energy

at alarming rate


Combine energy

use gifts of humanity

too late for Dodo

but maybe not us


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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

One thought on “I Miss the Dodo

  • September 25, 2021 at 12:13 PM

    Jamie, this is a melancholy poem packed with nostalgia and sorrow for lost treasures of nature. There are many animals, birds, flora and fauna on endangered lists. If we could but do something to encourage help for protecting nature, your poem is one great example and should be shared/read by everyone. Great work my friend.


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