Human

Human make fire
Keep warm
Survive night.
Human break rock
Cut tree
Make shelter.
Human Dig root, catch fish
Snare bird, make dinner
Human make fence
Plant garden.
Cage birds
Human take dirt
Build kiln, 
make pots
Human make charcoal
Fire burns hot
Human burn rocks
Make brick
Build furnace
Human smelt ore
melt bronze
Make sword
Go to war
Human dam river
Build mill
Steal work from water
Human fill valley
Human flatten mountain
Human make cold warm
Human make hot cool
Human make dark light
Human sing at night

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Prompt today at poets united is ‘human’. A fascinating concept, I thought about how modern humans bred with Neanderthals, how we can hold love and hate simultaneously, how we sieze on minutiae amounts ourselves to differentiate when really we are the same. How this guy makes things from almost nothing: https://m.youtube.com/#/user/laws507. How so much of what we do has no meaning, no value, no staying power. And yet, there at the end of all things, when the last light of the last day has snuffed out, with none left to bury the last human standing, even then, beyond hope, there is Song

7 thoughts on “Human

  1. In this poem list, the moves are faster and faster and more complex—less time to reflect—and yet we sing. From “Steal work from water” on, there seems to be an unstoppable rush. And yet there is, as you say, song. Would that we also listened to the songs of the elementals we use up.

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  2. Oh felt being on a train of human endeavors and so I so loved this line in your afterthought:
    “And yet, there at the end of all things, when the last light of the last day has snuffed out, with none left to bury the last human standing, even then, beyond hope, there is Song”

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