Song of Extinctions                                                                                            —David Axelrod

Blue-toed skink Speckled cuckoo Borax vetch
Yellow-finned dace Nutcracker pine Wire cress
Wy'east penstemon Rock grouse Imnaha wooly elderberry
Sage lettuce Milk lark Horned whitebark frog
Roth's milkweed Mary's common blue Checkerspot whale
Lahontan swallowtail Aneroid wolverine Wallowa blue alder
Cayuse lamprey Kenton's vole Stolen sunpeach
Black republican cherry Love apple Little Creek meadow foam
Bruce's red squirrel Bridge of the Gods dolphin Grande Ronde crow maple
Sohappy salmon Sohappy clarkia Sohappy blue wheat grass



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David Axelrod

David Axelrod is the editor of Sensational Nightingales: The Collected Poetry of Walter Pavlich, published by Lynx House Press. His new collection of poems, The Open Hand, appeared from Lost Horse Press in the autumn of 2017. Other work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in About Place, American Poetry Journal, CrazyHorseFogged Clarity, The Hopper, Hubbub, The Singing Bowl, and Terrain, among others.

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