Animal Rescue
by Deborah P. Kolodji



fallen bricks spill
from the welcome sign,
there are no zebras
in this abandoned zoo

we ache for the loss
of tigers and lions and bears
eat veggie burgers,  convince
ourselves it’s for the best…

somewhere in space
there’s a planet of animals,
roaming man-made savannahs
terra-formed jungles

each protected species
out of reach from our arrows
out of reach from our hunger
out of reach from our world



About the Author:

Deborah P Kolodji is the president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a member of the Haiku Society of America.  The author of four chapbooks and over 800 published poems, she enjoys writing poetry in the wild—by waterfalls, on the beach, in museums and art galleries, and even, sometimes, in the zoo.


Poem © 2008 Deborah P. Kolodji.