Saturday, 18 of May of 2024

Joel Hammer – Migrations

Honking and flapping high
fright_flight_of_the_snow_geese_by_through the crisp fall morn
the geese re-enact
their ancient journey south–
then back north in spring.
The flock knows
just where to go
for just what it needs.

Their primordial pattern
resonates through the centuries
along wind-carrying currents–
Gaia’s rhythm.
Far below cars jam and curse
from streets to avenues
in toxic unclarity,
a cacophony of misery.
Sweating and swearing,
veiled in smokey tanks,
the throng anxiously waits
for the blink of the light,
to stop–then go–then stop

Joel Hammer
December 22 1987 Earth First!

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