They’re in the grass, the soil, the peat
They make their residence in lakes and trees.
Some scurry underfoot
Or soar above heads
Wriggle on bellies or stand on legs.
Some have been confused for mythical creatures —
Unicorns, sirens — because of their features.
They’re all around us, every day.
Some even share our homes and encourage us to play.
But whether they’re family or wild through and through,
When they’re mistreated, driven out, abandoned
We can make a difference
By helping them rebuild their lives anew.