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the human experiment

January 27, 2020

once we finally
poison and extract and
thrash and burn and
opinionate and gadget
and consume ourselves
into oblivion
and we are gone

the planet will shrug
and yawn
and roll over
and say
ah well back to the drawing board

and the jungles and forests
will come and reclaim the cities
and the dams will crumble
and the rivers flow free once more
and the seas will carve new coasts
and eventually all our leavings
will be ingested by an Earth
ruled by the things that we
in the end
feared the most:
bugs and bacteria
who will learn
how to live off what little abundance
we leave behind
and no doubt they will thrive

because like spoiled children
we could not share the planet
with the future
we had to have it all now

a blip in time
this human experiment

the planet will shrug
and yawn
and roll over
and say
ah well back to the drawing board

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