The Sixth Extinction

Look around you.
Nature propels our world
and we are only tolerated
by its free spirit.
Nature is the kiss from a beautiful rose,
the melancholy of a faded lily.
Nature is the sun’s reflection
of your lover’s flowing hair
in a river of distinction.
It is a sunset, unable to describe.
Nature is a stout old tree
you can wrap your arms around.
It is the sea, gained by the tide in one phase
and lost by the ebb in another.
Let us not disavow Nature.
Let not the Sixth Extinction endure.

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Ray spent 21 years in radio broadcasting followed by 27 years as a real estate appraiser. He taught real estate appraisal at the University of Missouri, Ozarks Technical Community College and St. Charles Community College. Ray loves writing and always has. After Ray retired he attained the Certificate in Higher Education in Creative Writing from Oxford University. Writing short stories for the Certificate was exciting especially since he was in his seventies. Since then the genre has become his obsession and he loves to write them often. His email is [email protected]

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