Spiders play in their great webs that glisten in the gloom.
Along the ground a snake unwinds slowly, spying food.
Silently, a sloth sighs.
A bird takes flight, rustling and cracking branches.
Disturbing the bats who hang sleepily.
The ants march with purpose, rank and file in line.
Picked up by the anteater, their army disperses.
New recruits scarper, hiding under the roots.
The anteater, oblivious, plunders on for the next snack.
In the distance crashing and whirring.
The homebreakers are here.
Thrashing turbines and savage saws spoil the serene scene.
An enemy more than anything they have ever seen bears down on them.
Unformidable and merciless.