Little images on big trees

We will become myth. And they will paint us
under the giant wheels of insatiable want, they
will sing of us as thieves who stole from the
bowels of the earth, they will write of us as fools
who burnt our own home, they will carve little
images of us on their big trees as warnings to

their children, we will become metaphors for
depravity, we will be the ones the gods went to
war with, we will be the ones that won and the
ones that lost, the ones that made the hole in the
universe that no one would ever fill — my own
favourite is the scratched outline on a cave wall,

where the vanquished earth is a rancid berry in
the beak of the death bird, tasting of human folly —

 

 

 

37 thoughts on “Little images on big trees

  1. Sadly too few of us think this way as the majority of humanity are quite happy to destroy the Earth and it’s resources and wildlife, pollute the rivers. oceans and skies, especially when money is on the table as it is now clear we are changing the climate with our stupidity. How our children will hate us when we bestow them a ruined and dangerous world.

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  2. True…in the future we will all become ‘myth’ and ‘metaphor.’ I have a feeling, as I live through the world as it is today, the positive metaphoric images will be few….as we ‘steal from the bowels of the earth.’ I like the image of the scratched outline on the cave wall too. As we destroy the earth, this might also be all WE leave behind.

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  3. This is so powerful especially; “we will be the ones that won and the ones that lost, the ones that made the hole in the universe that no one would ever fill.”❤️

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