“Migrating Geese” by Celia Berrell

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Spring in the Arctic

came two weeks early

and Barnacle geese

had to race to keep up.

 

No more stopping

for rests on their journey.

Three thousand k’s

is a humungous hop.

 

They cruise at the speed

we’d drive through town

with short bursts of

ninety-five k’s or so.

 

Marathon flyers

in feathers and down,

with climate changed seasons

just watch them go!

 

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931881-100-climate-change-is-forcing-geese-to-give-up-pit-stops-when-they-migrate/

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