Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted July 19, 2015 Chapters:  ...26 27 -28- 29... 


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A chapter in the book To Cherish Thorns

Narrowing Pathways

by michaelcahill


Mankind is not synergistic


Narrowing Pathways
 

I dream in color
it seems I was told
by someone old
that colors
splashed across the sky
and when I asked why
the meeting was called to order
and the elders walled every border
someone wrote words
and murder
became punctuation
superiority became
a matter of brute force
of course
a horse pulled a carriage
and a wheel spun round
and at some point
hunger became
the norm



light

*
 
light arrives from the past
to enlighten us
we in turn send light
hopefully into the future
 
 
Twas my eyes saw color—I gouged them out
I heard "race" … had my ears impaled
I knew in my mind black and white
and could describe them with
clear meaning to all
I cut my tongue
…but I am
just one

man

 
 
there was a first man
there will be a last
the rest of us
struggle
to fit
in

 

most cannot be tasked to bother

a select few
stand
 
               
                                     alone




 


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