The Dry World

by Bill Yarrow

this from a poem:
bison rest, tigers roam

this from a book:
deer mice sleep, spotted owls look

this from a play:
husbands sit silent, wives have their say

this from a song:
adolescents exclude, kids get along

this from the news:
drunkards indulge, addicts abuse

this is the dance:
glaciers recede, the barrens advance