Sophia Naz

Marching On; Sophia Naz.

(on hearing that 3 billion
birds have vanished in North America)

As a child I wrote names
of birds, the infinite
possibilities of flight

words built on a wing
and an air to scribe
blue notes on skies

what miles have flown
what rivers dammed
what wild orchestras

slowly drained of song
the dreaded *Silent
Spring is here, from

ear to ear a loss
too vast to encompass
our shame goes marching on

Sophia Naz is a poet, translator and artist.