THE DODO'S EPITAPH (tebo 2014)

the dodo's epitaph

THE DODO'S EPITAPH  [tebo 2014]
 
lest we forget:
the dodo shall be roused.
 
they had her slain and broken;
and sacrificed to gods of poaching.
 
had she had to fight or fly,
above mauritian skies she'd glide.
she'd join the wailing fisher eagle;
or wage odd wars with the fiery falcon.
 
may carnivores who scan this stone,
heed this fleeting second of silence.
may they briefly choke on stolen bones;
lest they curse the dodo's grave.
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