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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #1805033
We are not a blight on the earth, nor do we stand outside of nature
In the city,
glass-skinned buildings
like bitmapped mountains
pulse with interior stars.

Streets flow with headlights
like lambent corpuscles
navigating a maze
of webbed capillaries.

The neighborhood crawls
with progeny enough
to fascinate any ant-farm gazer.

Our house clings to earth
like mudded swallow’s nest,
bright as bowerbird canopy
strewn with colored nothings.

My children, too,
push over the edge
like wild, young larks
falling into flight.









Contest/publish records:
Wilderness Interface Zone, 4/10/2013 (http://wilderness.motleyvision.org/2013/human-nature-by-merrijane-rice/)
Messages on the Water http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/merrijane
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