Thursday, 24 of July of 2014

Lynn Jacobs – Not So Long Ago

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carr_Permian_riverside
 
 
 
 
 
 
A million years or so ago
Up until not so long ago
We lived in our natural habitat
Like any other animal
Where we evolved to belong
Our food plants lived there with us
We didn’t need clothing
Or constructed shelters
We made comfortable nests of soft materials
Under trees and the open sky

Maybe we inhabited only a small portion of the planet
Maybe we were comparatively few in number
Maybe we possessed only what we needed
Maybe we did only what came natural
Maybe we felt more alive

Lynn Jacobs
Feb.-Mar. 2000 Earth First!


Joey Racano – Krill Kids

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When the sun rose up on the very first day
Krill Kidsa whale there waited to wisk us away
to a place in the sea where krill-kids roam
far away from the land, near a mountain of foam

On the first Earth night ‘neath a sliver of moon
a whale dove deep to avoid a typhoon
and the krill-kids followed him, close behind
clinging to his flukes but he did not mind

As the first week ended and the month came on
I swam to the surface but my whale was gone
I was forced to tread water and my heart skipped a beat
when I felt a sudden comfort rise beneath my feet

The comfort, of course, was the back of a whale
and I was lifted from the water like a ships main sail
I threw my head back, turned my palms to the sky,
sang the first whale song- and thought ‘How lucky am I?’

And on that very last day when a whale does breach
I hope a distant descendant meets him on the beach
with a hand-weaved basket made of fronds and kelp
and every krill-kid in the world, there and ready to help!


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