You may remember my father
died when I was eight
my mother closed up
the house and we went to stay
with my grandmother for a few months
We can envision Earth entering a fire age comparable to the ice ages of the Pleistocene, complete with the pyric equivalent of ice sheets, pluvial lakes, periglacial outwash plains, mass extinctions, and sea level changes.
E.O.Wilson says we already know
what happens to elephants—to us—
when families are broken, when
matriarchs and memories are lost.
When we fail to respond humanely to refugees, we not only deny their vulnerability, we also deny our own.
Call them God if you must
these messengers that bring hard evidence
of what I once was and where I have been…
I was fifteen years old
When I found the moon in the Biabanak sand dunes.
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