rose from the mud
to make matters more pleasant for me.
From my environment,
I cultivated primal instincts
and learned about survivability.
The king of our jungle had
an igneous spirit.
Still I’ve come to learn that powers exist,
which could move mountains.
This seemed impossible,
I grew up idolizing the posture of a rock:
the immovable object, the unaffected entity.
Some things are above me and not
because they’re heavenly;
but I miss when that meant,
the vast never ending sky.
I try to understand the underhanded
movements which control society.
Silently sliding my environment’s tectonics,
unbeknownst to them this would leave my life
reminiscent of the ground zero of
a nuclear bombing.
We lived from the earth and paid the country’s dues,
worked hard to be polished people,
doing what we had to do
to get through.
Lived off the earth,
we bonded by nurturing its creatures,
prepping grain in exchange for early morning melodies.
Unable to fulfill the hollow feeling
have left me with me,
unlike the deciduous tree who deals with ICE
in a seasonal stride.
But the sun will shine tomorrow and today
just as it did yesterday.
Together forever and never we stray.