I Miss the Dodo

I Miss the Dodo
I Miss the Dodo

I Miss the Dodo

1

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

 

2

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-examinaton

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

 

3

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

re-awakening

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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Jamie Lee Hamann

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.

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