Get Your Premium Membership

Fault Lines Re-Drawn

There was a great asthenospheric disruption Followed by parallel volcanic eruptions There was a great, abrupt tectonic shift In a moment, a million years of continental drift The ground shook like a wet dog out of water Mother earth swatted her sons and daughters The fault lines re-created all notions of cartography Beneath coal mines, earth re-wrote her autobiography Out of the havoc sprang a deeper appreciation Of how life is led in an "advanced' civilization Such planetary tumult resolved every human dispute And made humanity, as geography, to transmute Just as battles lines are re-drawn, so are fault lines Within the confines of the denouement, we all felt fine When the fourth wall is broken down by the stage director We've emptied the garden of Eden of all its nectar

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/9/2016 1:40:00 PM
Cheers, Trey. I see this inscribed on the base of a new pillar, as civilization makes another try.
Login to Reply
Hamner Avatar
Trey Hamner
Date: 12/11/2016 12:02:00 AM
Thank you very much Doug...ever heard of The Elberton Guidestones? Check it out.
Date: 12/9/2016 12:39:00 PM
Congratulations Trey :)
Login to Reply
Hamner Avatar
Trey Hamner
Date: 12/11/2016 12:01:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi.