Thursday, September 5, 2013

βραδέως, βαθέως καὶ κακῶς

Slowly, Deeply, Badly

I dug
that great old fern before
 somewhere in the late Pleistocene

remind me fern
 from what are we here?

tell me -
 before you waste, waste away

"O Man
 despot of the Anthropocene

your mother is a corpse
 cremate her on the bed she lies

in your bones
 her wisdom is encoded

is it noon?

Kronos lifts slowly
 the dice laden hand

not one of us
 disembarks alive"