Primitive State

Just see how picturesque,
Placid and tranquil Mother
Nature becomes when it is
Cornered, or is threatened,
Injured or hungry everyone.

The beast that lies within
Reverts back to its original
Primitive state; the United
States of insurrection, the
Ravenous mongers of hate.

Wouldn’t it be great if we
Could just live and let live?
But no, we are subject to
The traits of an animalistic
Genetic internal implosion

That we may never escape.

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Performer, and Author of BORDERLINE ABSURD (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press 2015. Read other articles by Kenneth Vincent.