What If All The Birds Disappeared?

By Smithsonian American Art Museum — Source: Wikimedia Commons

June 28th, 2030: 5:45 a.m.

he birdsong wakes me up a few minutes after sunrise and I lie in bed listening to the familiar two syllable whistle of a Northern Cardinal and the chatter of a house wren.

I imagine birds moving through the Yew tree that grows beside my bedroom window, the way they once did before the Trump administration ended the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)