Consequences

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But no one misses the Dodo


Normal people say


Conventional wisdom is


What guides them this way 


 


But the home island of the birds


Has some ancient trees


Three hundred years no seedlings


Reproduction ceased


 


Seeds lie unsprouted below


Barren little nuts


Dodos needed to eat them


To pass through their guts


 


The seed needs digested so


The tough coat breaks down


So shoots can start to grow up


When seed reaches ground


 


Turkeys ate some for science 


To see if they'd grow


And proved those trees miss the dodo


Now we truly know


 

Created: Apr 15, 2014

Tags: poetry, metered

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