09 September 2006

Red and green on the Tree of Life

who taught us to dissemble?

to deny our hearts?

for 3 billion years
we did as we liked

but mammon is our master now

dishonor is our code

so back there some ways
some time
in the last 2 million years

our heads got turned
against our hearts

a little red rift
in the lute

that never heals
but somehow spreads

fanned from kith to kin

nursed by a breath unholy