Sunday, July 7, 2013

Then and Now

Misty horizons hid outlines of trees
and undulating hills gave a backdrop
to the lives of people who worked the land.
But urban boils of towns and cities scarred
more and more of the countryside.  People 
said "It's progress, this modernisation."
Until they saw the Earth begin to mourn...

Skeletal monsters invade the skyline,
their sharp angles slicing the air above
the city, above its inhabitants
who scurry beneath the uplifted arms
oblivious to this supplication from
metal limbs raised as if in silent prayer-
" Save the green spaces of our countryside..."

Written for The Mag 176 in which Tess gave us a photo, Supermoon 2013 by Julio Cortez, A P, for inspiration.