gordon nosworthy

One Wonders - Poem by gordon nosworthy

one wonders
what would be the result
if chipmunks learned to think
one serendipitous eureka day
similar to that eventful day
when humans attached the first wheel
to the first gun carriage
and the chipmunks
started in designing their own weaponry
building their own philosophy
in learning to kill for pleasure

one presumes it would be
radically divergent from the illogical
irrational human way of eating
each other just because
they have nothing better to do
on religious days like saturday or sunday
monday through friday

one assumes that lust
for nuts roots and grains
and chasing squirrels
would grow to fit as prominently
in their new lives as violence
as hate and greed and hope
fit into humanity’s code

one wonders if chipmunks
would learn to deal
with the alien-ness
of humans compassionately
after they discover what it means
to feel the bloodlust
of watching something die
from a distance

one wonders if chipmunks
would ever order their culture
and nature so that one night
some chipmunk in despair
would sit back to write
about what might happen
if roaches learned to think

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Comments about One Wonders by gordon nosworthy

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/10/2015 10:36:00 AM)

    Culture and nature! However, mankind is still wicked on earth. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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