Silently They Tread

They tread silently,

their feet make no noise.

The bunnies and Logan are aware

but no footfalls betrayed them to each other.

The falcon flies above, searching

and silently surveys all.

The roos and bears look for homes

burned away, silently, noiselessly.

Ocean giants beach themselves,

stomachs full of plastic, trash–

silently, dying.

Unwanted dogs, cats euthanized,

silently crossing into the meadow.

Humans speak, expound,

pie-crust promises for the silent ones,

arguing, wailing, useless.

The silent have no dollars,

no voice to buy their lives.

Silently they tread

toward death and extinction.

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