Ecological Litany

Wolf Spider

by Kevin T McEneaney

Faces of wolf spiders are quite hairy.

Gross insect biomass in Germany

has declined by seventy to eighty

percent over the past thirty years.

Biomass of the earth’s crust constitutes

twenty percent of living organisms

(about which we know nearly nothing).

Making beer predates all agriculture.

Most of what is knowable is not known.

Astronomy is a wondrous failure.

French tram tickets make a sublime bookmark.

Do human exterminators deserve

the earth to be made in their image?

Our self-awareness has severe limits….

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden and Longing, published in French and Japanese
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