eventually, the heavens

May 19, 2012 § 5 Comments

who was it?
the first to plant a stick
in the dirt and track
with intent in
a perfect circle around it
a length of line
keeping tight
the small steps

did the language of symbols
begin there?
with this simple sketch
of the eye
the expectant mother
the moon the sun and
what would be called,
the heavens

when done
did this
linguistic upstart
throw up hands
and scream some prehistorical
version of voila!?
pointing at the orb in the sky
then at his creation
in the dust
and again at the sky
trying to get the
attention of the rest
of the tribe

who were already
almost over the next
ridge with more
important thoughts
driving them on
those of their bellies
and the keeping of fire

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