the way (of the dinosaurs)

oh god
the sun

that used to show
such
mellow shades

has coloured all
the earth

a cloud
that was
once
eucalypt

is a girdle
tight

and the sun sets
red
wherever

wherever it
may fall

I
think I know
the way
of the dinosaurs

choked
to death
on spittle
that once upon
a time
was air

who can breathe
this stuff

who can
live
in this stuff

fires
are temporary
but the stuff
you know

stuff
is forever

ever
ever it is

for
ever

and so

we go the way
of the dinosaurs

a girdle of smoke

and cloud

and spittle that
cannot
be breathed

~

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