by Kitty Boots

daffodils in January
koalas burning
mud-slicked erosion

tundra swans, heart-shaped nods
escorting their young way too soon

soil rises and sighs, fracking, sends shock waves
disturbs layers and layers

marooned on an ice floe
white bears seek seals

birds act funky
buffleheads ride the waves

manatees die, a corpse entangled with sea grass
spread on the beach, surrounded by plastic

an oil slick in the parking lot
at high tide

shoes, socks, underwear, condoms
go cups, shitty diapers, beer cans

I can't believe this is who we are