Alternative energies

Humanity: a species that survives by burning things

and each other.

Smoke in my eyes
so I take them out and put them away
Marching’s hard
so I decommission my legs
Speaking hurts
so I shut down my tongue

But I forget my ears, Harmony.

Sing, put the tears back into our eyes, bang
the eyes back into our heads, call
the tongues back into our mouths, thrum
the bones back into our legs

We won’t be propped up: stand up.
Walk, see, cry,
ask out loud: can we worship
wind, sea, sun

and each other?