Here, Today

3 Sep

A development occurred.
Rock grew skin,
Water learned to breathe,
Scurrying things
Acquired the art of speech
And murder;

Our world seemed unlikely:
An elliptical ball
Repetitiously circling
In a place not defined.
We wondered why
Our eyes had opened here.

We knew nothing,
Not even whether
To count blessings
Or heap up bitterness.

Imprisoned in monkey thought
We lined up
On sodden branches,
Longing to have
Every thing while
Spending our days

Throwing nuts
At birds

 

(First published on The Nervous Breakdown, February 22th, 2011. View original post and comments here.)

2 Responses to “Here, Today”

  1. Marcus Speh September 4, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve just published one like this. Background: I’m learning a looooong T.S.Eliot poem by heart, like a monkey. Cheerio, mate.

    • Henning Koch September 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      How great to have a fish stuck in your cheek, I think. Are you in The Waste Land, a cold coming we had of it? Take care, Hen

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