March 8, 2011

evolution

The lies
We tell
Ourselves
Making everything
Okay

Searching
The venom
Of like minds
Heat
Seeking missles

Sucking
Through
Straws, sweet
Conformity
In the margins

The slight
Bounce
Of the skull
On our own
Poison

Crush... crush
Evolution
Between
Calloused skin
And the growth of change

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow. intense. if we live in those lies it only grows consuming us.

Claudia said...

tight write heather - few words but well chosen

dustus said...

"The slight
Bounce
Of the skull
On our own
Poison"

Really like how those lines seem to literally bounce through the Of and On line.

Big Sur Blogisphere said...

You pegged it. "Civilized life"...right? Thanks for calling out the bullshit.
If you ever come to my house, we'll take a walk in the woods and you won't have to say anything except the occasional "Ooooh" or "Aaahhh" when you find something beautiful.

OneLove--Tiger Windwalker

kenny said...

...sucking through straws...

how to fill your lungs!

Good poem.