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 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


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


most cannot be tasked to bother

a select few


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