HiveA Poem by Homeschool
If the world becomes too self-absorbed and too complex, what will we have to proudly show future generations? I believe that sometimes excessive complexity can lead to excessive simplicity.
The broad way is scurrying in the desert heat,
Insects carry briefcases, locks to be freed,
Dressed in Ralph Lauren suits
With handkerchiefs folded so neat, so clean.
They dart from place to place
On deadened limbs, they limp
Purpose forgotten, all originality spent.
Might as well be on rails,
Domesticated from the tips of their noses
To the pits of theirs fluorescent entrails.
Of so much they are proud,
It needn’t be said out loud,
A great race retarded, reduced,
Counter-evolution, the natural cycle is abused.
They have forgotten the grass on the other side,
Greenery and vegetation have long since died.
Oh so much lives, they would argue.
Skeletal rattlesnake tales shake in the hollows
Reptilian maracas warn of a meal to be swallowed
As the starving jack rabbits sit in silence,
Like miniature boulders lined in lichens.
The sun will set on the insects’ lives.
Nothing will they leave behind.
Ruin will lay waste to the towering hives.
No one etched a grave, for no one had the time.
© 2011 Homeschool
AboutAs the name indicates, I was home schooled most of my life. I am now out in the world trying to make sense of things as best I can. I've put a couple years of college under my belt as well, and plan o.. more..