The Dodo bird used to live on
Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean
just a little bit east of the African coast

Being too big and dumb
to move fast, hide well, or taste bad
the Dodo did not survive human contact

Shortly after the Dodo became extinct
all the large beautiful trees on the island
were seen to be heading for extinction as well

You see the trees dropped their nuts
and the Dodo birds ate those nuts
and they digested those nuts
and fertilized those nuts

And they dropped those nuts
and only then could they germinate
and grow into those big beautiful trees

And those trees were the only homes
for hundreds of kinds of birds and bugs
and moss and a thousand living things

The world is a grain of sand you know
and sometimes that whole world can depend
on the shit of a Dodo