Our Footprints Are Made In Cow Manure

30 Jul

we build our gods like sinewy skyscrapers
on a foundation that is feeble; rooted in soft, red, southern clay
we build our deities selectively ignorant of history,
dependent on mortal fear and mysticism.
we raise them because we are languorous,
reticent,
loathe to claim responsibility.
in reality,
a mighty throw,
five smooth stones
launched out of slingshots
“I’ll huff and I’ll puff…”
will bring these fictitious titans down
and then
the only thing left for humanity
is a sad pile of rubble;
fires smoldering,
toxins and the stench of burnt skin
permeating the air.
civilizations flushed into sewers;
collapsed infrastructure;
that is the legacy we leave behind.

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5 Responses to “Our Footprints Are Made In Cow Manure”

  1. slyboots2 30/07/2007 at 2:21 PM #

    Van Gogh, huh? Dude, step away from the straight razor! Right the hell now!

    heh heh heh- I’m doing it again- cracking myself up! Ah. Good times.

  2. Anonymous 30/07/2007 at 2:23 PM #

    I think he’s bipolar. The mood swings are so different from day to day.

  3. she 30/07/2007 at 3:40 PM #

    it’s funny when people talk about others like they’re not in the room. beautiful entry. i hope you are bi-polar. it might make the rest of feel a little less alone.

  4. Lx 30/07/2007 at 5:13 PM #

    i’m bicultural
    and bilingual (actually tri, but most proficient in two)
    and ambidextrous
    and i have a bionic ability to function on very little sleep.
    i’m also binaural
    i have a normal biauricular skull diameter,
    i’m biaxial when i drink,
    i used to work as a bibliopole,
    i’m bad with biblical latin,
    i know that fish have bicameral hearts,
    i can ride a bicycle quite well, though i’m too lazy to go up hills,
    i sometimes ingest bicarbonate of soda as an antacid,
    my molars are bicuspid,
    i am not big-bellied, but i am big boned,
    i am puzzled as to what caused the big bang theory–but am sure it wasn’t God (perhaps superstrings stretched out into membranes which accidentally rubbed against one another?),
    i don’t wear bifocals,
    when i come to a bifurcation, i shun the road less travelled only because i am not a fan of Frost’s,
    i dig biology and i’m interested in bioluminescence, hence my love for fireflies.

    i haven’t been diagnosed officially with bipolar disease, although this is the second time on my blog that someone has decided to bring out the DSM and tag me with it.
    bye-bye!

  5. Anonymous 31/07/2007 at 1:02 AM #

    Bwahahaha, awesome comeback.

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