Pushed to the edge
The margins of Australia
Kangaroos and wallaroos and wallabies
Against a mural of alluring yet virulent colors
The fringes of a shoreline
Mark an end to land and country
The embers
Lets call them fireflies
followed them to a rocky coast
The roos
Refugees of the war on nature
Fled to nowhere
Non-existent Sanctuaries
Free of carbon pollution
Kingdoms of myth
Safe from the bushfire crisis

There was nowhere to go
Asylum for none
The incandescence grazed the fields and forests
The mainland fainted
As the vapors danced and brooded
Three billion animals they say
Were harmed
Unfathomable numbers
Unthinkable
Unrepealable
Confused and surrounded
Some were burned
And there were intricate degrees
of much worse
Their eternity
Lost in warrior mist