Can the most recently dead by Maureen Hynes

become our celestial guardians
Can they cross back
into the calamities of this world
to nudge us into action
open-heartedness      persistence
Or must they assume another form
avian      oceanic     oaken     
riverine or stone

Can they swim back to us
through the newly discovered
Ice Age channel beneath Montreal
to warn us that our comforts
will be shredded
our homes flooded or burned
our soil salted and dreams dissolved
if we don’t speak out
for the air    the oceans
the planet’s creatures
the miracles beyond

— from Juniper Volume 6, Issue 2