Illustration: Will Terry
Courtesy: Monday’s Child



Look, what I found!
A map in a box
hidden deep into the ground.

It looks like a plan
by humans in the village
at our door,
to enter further
into our forest,
encroach some more.

We must find a way,
convince them
within limits to stay.

They must leave us be
or, one fine day
we shall perish,
with us the forests
and the happiness key.

So, Dear Humans,
will it be ‘Us or Them’
in a faceoff, or
hand in hand, together
‘You and I, She and He’.