Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Grand Canyon is No Great Shakes

The Grand Canyon is no great shakes.
It's nothing but a wound,
a testament in fact,

For five and a half million years,
Gaia lay there, stretched out--

against that trickle that wormed its way
into her back,
carving out this millenial

like a cancer.

Such is the nature
of helplessness;

again, I sit on this bedside chair, and I

watch you getting worse,
and the only thing I can do it seems
is complain about my
aching back.

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