Earth’s Trick

The world is the ultimate trick

It grants man thunder yet steals his lightning

every time.

It makes him think he has the sweetest smell

of every thing

even that his shit does not stink

that taming fire was his best theft

of all time

that a caged dove heralds peace

in our time

the best of love

that time is a curse and not a gift

that the wolf is the enemy of pigs

that the world spins straight on its own axis

that he has a mind of his own design

that the red rose blooms for him to smell

that cancer is part of its mortal revenge

that nature taught man how to frown

that it would steal his nailed smile, if it could

The world is the ultimate trick

and it poisons him to think she’s his motherland


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