Penn Kemp

Moss Trill

In Our Back Yard

Reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert. Past mass extinctions and now

the sixth. Frogs and toads, myriad amphibians in
garish armour warning of poison, or mottled dun

Gone in an evolutionary flash.

Toad tadpoles in our pond were just developing
arms when they all… disappeared. Overnight

racoons? Drowning? I know I am responsible
somehow. NIMB, the warning close to home.

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  1. pennkemp says:

    Read The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert… vivid stories from around the world. Here’s my personal take on the book in a poem, “In Our Back Yard”… https://pennkemp.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/penn-kemp https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sixth-Extinction

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