we asked polar bears and seals
For their advice,
They would recommend we
Save the ice.
arctic tundra the Yukon River
The arctic fox would say works better
newts, salamanders, snakes,
Consulted, would no doubt champion swamps
streams and rivers, dammed
Might have been better run by trout
and herons would restore wetlands
If they could,
Bear, buffalo, and deer, the prairie
And the wood.
anemone, and coral
Would protect the reef,
Bees and caterpillars, each flower
gentle, silver-back gorillas wait
To save a little cover on their
paradise!" they'd all have pled, had we sought
And surely would have done themselves
Had they dominion.