Bestiary for the End Times

Spix Macaw (Brazilian Amazon)
Indigo frutivore, wild throated
Spix, you sometimes ate
from the licuri palm, you
climbed the zizyphus cactus
to drink her fleshy fruit.
Feathered in sky blue
you gathered seeds from
the pinhao-brabo tree
and when you ate you
spread the love and
the entire jungle ate with you
because as you ate you
bathed in juice red as dragon’s
blood and rolled around like
the village drunk
               singing your heart out.
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