|A lemur. Of all places... The South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor|
Eat or be eaten,
territorial battles for food,
water, a survival game
understood amongst fauna
and creatures unique
in eastern mangroves
and tropical shores, by
monsoons and seasonal rivers,
along undisciplined mountain's
majestic ridge, over and down
western side into cracked dust
and heat slashed with ribbons
of ancient green.
An isolated garden
of extreme specialization
where spirits of the dead romp,
rapidly shrink, eaten by sawmills
and mining corridors
another fifty years, perhaps,
before all are squeezed, vanished,
left to reside upon a page earmarked
with the Elephant Bird.
by Margaret Bednar, May 3, 2013
|Vasa Parrot - sometimes described as an intermediate between a parrot & a raptor|
This is linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Transforming Friday's" subject: Madagascar.
The Elephant bird was a huge bird similar to the ostrich, but much bigger, long extinct. The Lemur's name means "spirits of the dead".