- Vol. 09
- Chapter 09
The Wild State
Sadness was hard to lose, until I dreamt
of mountain tops. I had insomnia.
Before, I worked nine to five in suits
and high heels, until I slept on rocky peaks.
I slept amongst ice, frost and
an ocean breeze. My phone became trees.
A text was no longer an honest conversation,
compared to the giggles of sticks and leaves.
I became powerful, natural, but lonely.
I wished for love, watching a lake of leaves
cut and crack through rock.
But I soon saw the truth. I saw humanity
in its wild state. Black mould. Petrol that
drowned fish. Skyscrapers that blocked the
velvet blue of our galaxy, with artificial pus-yellow light.
Compared to nature, it was ugly.
So, I betrayed a city. I flung it away.
I crunched its roads together
and pushed it into the moon, until
its bright lights became a light bulb
that shined upon true beauty.
It was the Earth, in its wild state.
It was natural and I became happy.