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SeptPoWriMo 29

Hearing about species declared extinct 
on a road that must disrupt habitats
if not bifurcate part of one species
from another part based on some red lines
someone thought might keep people in their place
going the other direction I heard
how democracy was lost arguing
over small details allowing tyrants
to barrel in taking advantage of
the wasteland people saw all around them
because nothing was ever accomplished
they dithered until all hope had been lost
the species songs mournfully echoing
had not been heard in over twenty years

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher