The Cape web of life.

Diversity grows in my backyard,

all the profusion of plants birds and animals,

carry on their intricate patterns

of interrelations, oblivious of my

presence, as I study this web of life,

knowing that it is tenuous,

parts of it may disappear

at any time, as need for land

and lack of land slowly play

their part in destroying

the abundance that surrounds

us here in the Cape under the mountains.

Greed and need are slowly

stripping the land away from

the natural beauty to tar, concrete,

metal, glass and wood,

so I go each day to look and study

the last bits of our biodiversity,

which are now all been put into

national parks and reserves,

so that they cant be developed.

but one can walk through them

and enjoy them.


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