Ice forest spirits mate first spring sunrise, build dumb decoy nests that never trick warm blooded new-fangled mammal scavengers. One hundred fifty million years more braun than brain can’t adapt. Acid rain pollutes egg shell mutants to break. Their world suffocates. TRex stench stretches beyond lava floe sulphur miasmas. Lowland swamps give way to wilderness ash. Baked Triceratops drive toward extinction, into a brilliant volcanic sunset, colossal corpses oblivious to their collision course, shooting star shock waves, meteor showers that spell doom, the blast of billions of Hiroshimas indifferent to some bickering chicks cannibalizing. Light fades to silence. Gerard Sarnat is a widely published poet who most recently has been nominated for the pending 2022 Science Fiction Poetry Association Dwarf Star Award, and has been nominated for handfuls of 2021 and previous Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. He’s authored the collections Homeless Chronicles, Disputes, 17s, and Melting the Ice King. Gerry is a Harvard College and Medical School-trained physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy and resources to deal with climate justice, and serves on Climate Action Now’s board. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids plus six grandsons, and is looking forward to potential future granddaughters. His website is gerardsarnat.com.