THE LAST SONGBIRD
Bless you for stopping to give me a ride. It will only be a few miles. I am Akasha Tubourn, a doctoral student in the university Department of Environmental Conservation.
Please, I must tell you an amazing story about a songbird. Yes, a songbird. I will tell you why I am agitated, if you will just listen. I call her Shaherazad. What? What was her real name? Why do you ask… yes, yes, you are joking with me? But I tell you I just knew that was how her spirit was called. Listen to me.
I have been working for years documenting the land management needs of nearby woodlands, especially an area I discovered that was amazingly rich in songbird activity. I was an intern for the Fairbanks Development Company while working on my thesis but I swear I thought that I…
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