Get the Message
A poem is an equation written on the wind,
lasting only for as long as the memories that transmit it
from one seeker to the next.
The poet is an ego-driven chronicler writing to be remembered
while claiming that the message is what matters most,
despite the fact that the message hasn’t changed
since the advent of the printed word, or longer.
I can imagine the last of the species scribbling away
in a feverish reverie as the sun scorches the parched, ruined Earth,
recounting tales of fire and ice for some future race
in words that won’t matter any more then than they did before.