THE LAST DINOSAUR
Dave Ward


I am the last dinosaur
you do not know me

you trap my footprints
you measure my wingspan
you weigh my last meal

but you do not know
these dreams I shared
. . . . . with sisters, brothers, cousins
in the caverns of our skulls

we dreamt the colours
. . . . . you have never seen
we sang the music
. . . . . you have never heard
we walked a world
. . . . . tasting air as clean
. . . . . as the trees
. . . . . which gave it birth

we left this world for you

. . . . . I am the last dinosaur
. . . . . you do not know me

who will you leave it to?



© Dave Ward 2002