Feather Writing

 

 

In the southern hemisphere of our planet Earth…

…there exists a fairly common species of migratory birds who propagate so quickly that only a ruse of nature safeguards us

from an horrendous nightmare each year they darken the sky above the beaches of one continent where they gather for their passage

across one ocean to another

only one-tenth of them complete their crossing ninety percent falling dead from the exhaustion

into the middle of the sea at the point where scientists assume

that millions of years ago the great land mass broke apart into two entirely separate continents

the birds begin to circle frantically seeking their land where it no longer exists

their instinct preserved over millions of years guiding them to their exhausted death

only the most insensitive reach the nether shore

 
R. Horn

Human Nature