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.