The Reintroduction of the Pyrenean Ibex

Memories entangled in the thawing snowpack
Years fleeting

under the wandering cloud
Storm breaks
As a lone female bounds away

Where rotting wood collides with her body
Where her soul rains down into the soil
Where skeletons caress the earthworms

Rebirth under fluorescent lights
A moment
A breath
Under sterilized air
Before descending into darkness
Minutes as the messiah
Before re-extinction

--Isabella D., Adult