Ode to the New Lords (Earth Day 2014)
by michael helsem



Why this teaching
If it is so brief a time?
The new warm seas we made for you
Emptied of your foes for you
They will be yours now
As earth has been ours...
Utterly
Through the bright millennia
O Jellyfish to come

Delicate, iridescent, trailing happy streamers
You will not even know our gift
For you are mindless
And could not have chosen otherwise
We are handing it over to you
We could have chosen
Otherwise
We who had minds
Turned mindless

Even as you are





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