Just a elephant doing elephant things

salmon shall run no more
bears shall sit their haunches
eddies shall pass them by
they shall fish no more
once rounded belly-fat
once sleekly-coated
they shall gaunten like a feral cat
that elephant arise
in the full blast of his hyena sunrise
sparrow at the bullfight
on that blade, dragonfly, alight.
the black dog took her blue death in stun-brown texas
the breach dolphin navy-grey took her final chosen exhale
into the ship’s screw, the whale
hers are hackles in the twister there
she snaps,
she sails,
her teeth bare
that bamboo refused the stand upright
relief in the voices of birds and bees who no longer alight
the pull
so glacier
the rot
so quiet