Daniel Chonde, Scientist, Beaver

Daniel Chonde

Science explains why the sky is blue,
why the leaves and the grass and the trees

are green, how we got to the moon,
how to help the sick recover and bloom.
It helps everyone do what it is they do,
helps the cell phone ring. If a hospital
is a living thing, it would be a big lake,
with fish and frogs, and animals making

their way around. What’s the creature I’d be?
Why a beaver, of course—who helps build
the environment.

Danielle Legros Georges