Wednesday, May 29, 2013

earth note 247

there are no narratives to describe
what's really happening on a trail
inside a forest
taken for granted
blooming in spite
of an assault
by a sprawl
paying attention
to royalties
or not paying attention
at all

bones will remain
affirming that life
once existed
a canopy will fight on
against the elements
choked roots
poisoned water tables
tangled in a grid
of pipes
frack ponds
are not for swimming

trading our immunity and innocence
for thirty pieces of silver

--- e b bortz

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