The Silence of Cells – Jenna Plewes

The Silence of Cells

Long gone the roar of waterfalls
lapping of lake water
hiss of jungle rain 
there is no hiding from the sun
life’s web is full of holes
threads rot 
root no longer latches root
the bees are gone, their origami clotted with crumbs
the song of the humpback whale plays on a loop
in a cobwebbed room
there are no footprints in the sand 
only the wind covering, uncovering bones
long gone the lion and the antelope
the golden eagle, wandering albatross  
silently cells divide, accumulate
a crust of lichen, ooze of algae grows
millennium after millennium inches onwards 

Jenna Plewes