Natural science is essentially
dependent upon that type of observation
by which the pure aesthetic experience is stabilized in an attitude
which fresh discoveries can be made.
The creek is
dry again, with no sound, but for footsteps
on rocky hard-packed ground. It's been several months
since I took this path; new beings have been born while
whole species have disappeared.
last taboo is the myth of civilization. It is built upon the
about our genius,
our indestructibility, our manifest
destiny as a chosen species.
To grow old among
these tightlipped stones;
what stories must have survived within their
Trees lean in and listen;
insects buzz, about
to draw blood.