MARATHON OF HOPE FOR HABITAT
You tuft-eared Lynx
Once wild and free in home habitat
You be came a specimen of science
Captured near Kamloops Canada
Caged and sent to Colorado
To sire babies and enrich gene pools.
But once released they couldn’t keep you!
You yearned for home and family
Felt an urge to trek homeward-bound
You started a cross-border marathon
A travel odyssey of 2000 kilometres!
Leaping through sunsets and sunrises, clawing to alpine views
You snatched your padded paws from the paths of screeching Michelins
I think you were a marathon hero like Terry Fox
Whose Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer cure.
Your run is a Marathon of Hope for Habitat secure
From human desecration
You both perished short of your dreams
Struck down by cell suburbs replicating to the loss of habitat and limb