No tigers burning bright,
No forests shade their light.
No eagle-eyes above - that bird has flown.
Like church mice, we're all poor
with no howling wolves at the door.
We all know that dog has had its day.
The elephant's a feat of our memory,
now there's no room
for anything but ivory towers of our apathy.
We sent the dodo first,
went on to do our worst.
Distracted swine - we trampled all the pearls.