Anthropo Scenery

People in 1918 will wonder (ironically)

How we got here.

How we could accept our affronts

To personal liberty.

They haven’t looked very far ahead yet.

Will we look to our Odoacer as a hero?

Welcome that insurrection as if it is

Springtime? Or have those daffodils

Sprouting in December like that,

Perish, frozen in time while gazing enamored?

Huh? Me? Oh well I don’t know if all that

Is really a problem. I’m safe in my PIP*

With its hot and cold running culture

And my video games, and

The sportsball broadcasts come in fine

20200928
For earthweal, and added to open link night at diverse https://dversepoets.com/2020/10/01/open-link-night-275/

https://earthweal.com/2020/09/28/earthweal-weekly-challenge-an-anthropocene-michaelmas/

6 thoughts on “Anthropo Scenery

  1. This is incredibly strong! It vexes me to think that the coming generations will be even more dispassionate than the current one.

    Like

Please Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s