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Ecosystem

by Botanist

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1.
Biomass 05:07
Among the conifers Pines, oaks, and hemlock Winding amidst rivers braiding In Cascadian realms Abounds the biomass Greatest of all lands Mired in calamity Both natural and invasive As fires burn anew And cutting slays for all time Within the domains of red crown Ancient monarchs of age untold Dwell amongst the fog In this verdant realm Tectonic plates shift Deep in waters Near the shore They break Old growth dominance Ancient forest majestic Cut down to a pathetic trace By the hand of man From death It shall rise
2.
Alluvial 03:43
The flood descends Once in thirty years To the bottom of the valley Where alluvium dwells The falling rain The tracks it makes Reform the earth In delicate fans Carried by the rushing water Coming to rest as the torrent slows Leaves behind its sediment In alluvial soil The blood of flora and fauna Stains the soil red like clay Alluvial
3.
Harvestman 03:19
Opilione horde From under rotting wood Anthropod Turret eyes watching Pedipalps grasp and tear Omnivorous insect shepherds Translucid secretions In daylight resplendent Aposematic warning Thanatosis Feigning death in the face of death
4.
Sphagnum 03:45
Chlorophyllose cells Retain the water of life In benevolence, spreading Feeding the coastal forest Sinking deep below Forming mires Bryophyte From the ovum archegonia Tetrahedral haploid spores By meiosis emerge Vortex ring Germinating Now thalloid Exploding black Operculum discharge Gives birth to life Branched gametophyte In fields of glass
5.
Disturbance 02:31
Fire rages through the woods Consuming all in its path Infernal benevolence Burning away the weak The soil now fertile For the evergreen to rise The tale that the scars tell Read from tree rings wise Of fire that cursed the land Misunderstood The flames that maim and kill The world of humanity Intrinsic to the survival Of the domain of the red crown Ever alive, flourishing eternal Flames give rise Sequoia Sempervirens
6.
Acclimation 04:29
In absence of rain When the earth shrivels and cracks When the plants brown and dry And the rivers slow to a crawl A savior emerges From the fog It brings life On ethereal wings In the mist regeneration Passed on to all living things Through drought and heat Evergreen monarch Raises water to the clouds Back to the earth it falls Feeding the streams Nourishing the ferns Enabling all to live
7.
Abiotic 04:28
In the domain of the red crown The Apollo of the snow shall fly no more Flittering in sunlit valleys Amongst the streams On bleeding heart it made its throne The heart bled Bled to death Now its wings closed forevermore Its essence returned to the great cycle The Chlorophyllic Continuum In the land of the dead Reassimilated amongst the collective Now dormant, awaiting the great passing The onset of the Budding Dawn At mankind’s end The dead shall take new form As new, radiant beings Wings again unfurl An ecosystem damaged By those without one of their own Destruction, consumption The path of doom is laid Abiotic as the wind, the rain, the rocks may be The most lifeless is that living humanity
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Red Crown 06:14
From the forest floor Azalea gazes up and smiles to the trees above Up to the height of the canopy And the glory of the red crown Auxin coursing through regal veins Sempervirens mighty grows From highest peaks arboreal Sequoia watches over its realm Gifting it life, from the fog it draws Near the coast A kingdom in the mist From the boughs, drops fall Down to the earth Feeding the understory Red-crowned monarch reigning tall A throne in mist in Cascadia Within its boughs Upon its leaves Sunlight rains down Through the branches And reaches ground Red-crowned monarch reigning tall In domains of Cascadia Flora and fauna High in the air Live in cities of soil With balance ruling A perfect ecosystem

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released October 25, 2019

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