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–
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.