When we swam from water to land
we embraced each other for good.
It wasn’t until one of us left the other
that we first heard the howl of a wolf.
Being a tumescent king of a mountain
had no appeal without a warm body.
Every day was a brand-new adventure—
the only thing to count on was change.
Ever since man invented the wheel,
he’s been going around in dark circles
in coping with invisible sources of fright.
In man’s ecstasy of rage he may realize
that all he can do with bigger & better
bombs is drop them. Wars of the future
will be fought with sticks and stones.