The trickle tells two tales
Remembered “rowdyism”, reconstructed rare ravine
Ere everyone’s ecological enjoyment ebbed;
Easy, eternal estuary,
Sawmill splitting sedge, salmon scaly scintilla
Ferns, firs, frayed felonworts
Inch into isolation, illuminate images
Some stranger sees; sound sighing somewhere
list ten_processes unordered: earth water metal wood mythos money nature material time progress (comment out #history) Set aside an action for inaction define a function "preserve" set terrain to an instance of class Ecology class Valley has-a function spruce that takes self and nature, progress and biology parameters class Beach has-a initialize that takes self and development parameters make a class named Stream that is-a Silt from earth get the material function, call it with parameters self, process, depression from park get the life attribute and set it to "washout" list ten_attentions ordered: clear condemn exist fulfill increase invest migrate replace represent suspend establish.self(open) run from function (Sacred) declare an instance "human" Error: Index Out of Range
Stumped water carve the plateau
Layered metal over humus
On a scale inhuman —
We will too someday, in imitation
Earth processes against teeth of negative fire
Reduce the boundary between strata of
Ochre and black until blood of ancients
Separates; and over the wound
Is laid a pretty scar, most livable
Opening the way for all to
In the end of course, they say it is a freeze,
a civilization returning to the Pleistocene.
This “they” know nothing.
This “we” know even less, but certainly;
How faces, constantly rewritten, hold
a history beyond the limits of their material,
their privileged restlessness, their valuations.
Outside shows you writ in water greeting
You mistake for mere gentility, and fine;
No need to give you what you would not value.
Stay awhile, and find: our pulses raw, our
Shields encrusted with the gems you thought once
To steal until you heard the squelch of
Metal forged bones turn tempered blades
As they quench in tears, and rise.