having seen the last mastodon

November 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

another in a series of poems using only the letters of the title to write the poem:

having seen the last mastodon

the light,
shining months on end,
is the last to see him
as he nods
his head to a meal

he has a song of loss
as he is lost
in a land old and vast

then the song is gone –

the light,
having seen the
mastodon
die alone
sighs
and
goes
home

2012 Fred Whitehead

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