Wednesday, April 7, 2021

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 6 The Silent Spring Revisited


mage by Schäferle from Pixabay

The Silent Spring Revisited


In a neighborhood without regimented landscaping

old growth trees spread at will

and reward the lack of human intervention

by housing song birds seldom heard

along the manicured streets.

Refugees in the treetops

fleeing construction of another gated community

more warehousing of consumer goods

and asphalt-bordered rows of retail.

Listen now to their songs before

They become nothing but echoes.

©2021 Noreen Braman

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