Monday, May 4, 2009

Beyond Energy

BEYOND ENERGY

By Kristopher Hite

Motion amongst molecules pushes us,
propels us,
perpetuates the people of the planet
through -
procreation

Generation through generation we generate.
The sun with its rays ripping through the vacuum
clashing with our atmosphere
and deep inside some clandestine chloroplasts the conception of energy transforming to matter
speckled this sphere with -
oxygen.

Magnesium
and green grabbed the ground
greedily grasped Gondwana
groped for more -
territory.

Terrestrial torrents took over.
Together teeming,
tying their tenuous tendrils
finally intertwining to tame the topography for -
trilobites.

Cacophonous was the Cambrian crescendo.
Archaic arthropods armed with ambition
their enormous exskeletons enriched with chitin
careening, crashing for
survival.

And now with a nascent nation notoriously needing -
more.

And after the storms and the swarms take form

what will we be left wanting?

With the world's water wasted
will they wonder what wetness was?

Hope - here and now - is housed high in the heavens

if eventually Energy emerges
and equality exists in every extreme on earth
what then will the billions of brains be bound by?

Perhaps

a poem.
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