Sixty Percent Chance of Caribou Survival – 2017 ( poem )

Sixty Percent Chance of Caribou Survival


Two caribous meet in the Cariboo

One asks the other

“Where you going to live?”

“Don’t know.”

“Where is the 65% undisturbed habitat

They promised?”

What bureaucratic gobble-dee-gooks call

The “disturbance management threshold”

“Yea, like fences, pavements, ghettos of mall

“But what side of the freeway?”

“Will they give us a cross walk?”

“Eleven governments seem so proud to give us

A sixty percent chance of surviving.”

“Wish those settlers had stayed in Europe”

“We would be better off with our brothers

The First Nations.”

About the author : Wally du Temple

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