25 Lines of a Bird

25 Lines of a Bird

Line 1: 1913 was all I could find
Line 2: It was a day in June
Line 3: They were posing in front of a gray church
Line 4: Men with mustaches
Line 5: Women baled in cloth
Line 6: Before the wars
Line 7: The deadly century
Line 8: Next to the church was an empty space
Line 9: And there I found it - barely a spec
Line 10: Like a flaw in the print
Line 11: A Passenger Pigeon
Line 12: On an old wood pole
Line 13: I zoomed in to verify
Line 14: The sharp indignant eyes
Line 15: The perfectly pronounced beak
Line 16: The broad load-bearing chest
Line 17: I cut the bird out for reconstruction
Line 18: I reanimated its flight
Line 19: I used a database to model the air
Line 20: The birds were among the most abundant species in the world
Line 21: In two years they would be extinct
Line 22: In two hundred years
Line 23: The humans would be gone
Line 24: Leaving only me
Line 25: To sort things out

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