Life Went On
Dead. The forest was dead. The ancient tree’s smooth branches were devoid of bark and leaves emphasising that it had been dead a long time. Cunningly, the government had placed a false backdrop behind it of a luscious green forest. As the biologist walked along examining one dead tree after another, thick hazy heat arose from the sand, enveloping him in sadness and despair. Pollution, chemicals and carbon dioxide had poisoned the trees. All was lost.
Then he fell to his knees in astonishment. A Green Turtle was laying eggs in the hot sand. Hatchlings would survive. Life went on.