Environmental Ethics Part IV

For the Mastery of the Word a World was lost
Cold cognition could not coalesce willingly
In nature’s corrective undulations
A planet turned into a grey shade of Ape Neo-Cortex
Neurons a-flame; all is fire now
The first flint strike has spread far
The flickering shadows of hungry beasts have been banished
by Ape-Fire
The terror of ancient nights has been put to sleep
Yet all encompassing fear has returned in a blinding chariot of luminous flight

Read Part I here; Part II here; Part III here

Dan Corjescu teaches at the University of Tübingen's "Studium Professionale" program. Read other articles by Dan.