A Thousand Black Eyes
The sun and heat blasts of the summer
Gave way to biblical rain
The explosion of frogs covers our housing estate
The Great Escape and tragedy is at the main road
Tiny black eyed beings hop to oblivion
Formally where our new houses are there were marshes
Living systems and a home for these citizens.
We cast them up in boxes used for work lunches
Transport them in our huge paws to the new ponds
Small dividends to the earth mother we wronged
The delicate limbs with five toes are striking
They make an impact like the seeing tiny, clear eyes
And how hopeless and powerless are we?
Fast cars and trinkets dress up the small specks
We are biding on a small planet in infinite dark
Hopping in and on in faith.