Wednesday, 22 of November of 2017

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Lynn Jacobs – Not So Long Ago
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!

Dennis Fritzinger – My People


my people
forests to hide in,
trees to scratch their backs on,
clean water to swim in,
milkweed to lay their eggs on,
prairies to gallop across,
savannahs to trample,
water holes to drink at,
trees to cling to while they
construct amazing advertisements
for attracting pollinators,
caves to overwinter in,
fires to create the right condition
for regeneration and rebirth,
wood to gnaw,
cheese to nibble at,
great oceans to navigate and sing across,
branches to hop on
and build nests on,
places underground to crawl
and hide and squirm in,
heixiexun.deviantartmoons to howl at,
mountain top rock jumbles
to escape to,
snow banks to blend into,
floods to be swept away in.
and my people need
a sunny sunbeam
and a pool of mineral salts
to visit and lap up,
and a quiet yard
to drift through, calmly,
on a twilight evening,
blinking on and off.
my people need to prowl
gallop slither roar trample
splash flash dash and just stay still.
my people need
to be.

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