Concrete, glass, tarmac, steel—
who’d imagine they’d appeal
to creatures that once lived
in forests, caves, on prairies, rocks?
How did they land on city blocks,
under bridges, on rooftops
in playgrounds and drains
(even in our houses, perhaps when it rains)?
What do they eat? Where do they sleep?
Who are these beings, beloved or reviled?
What wildlife can possibly flourish
where life’s no longer wild?