They say a lot About the wilderness. They whisper fear And fabled warnings Meant for children’s ears. They preach the beauty Is of god And man can only gaze And wonder. They clench their fists And charge with promises To keep it wild To keep it free To keep it safe.
I live inside a wilderness. Behind my eyelids stand the trees Under my ribs Run rivers. I whisper fear And hear it with a child’s ear. I preach of beauty And know nothing of the power That created it. And when I clench my fist And make a promise It is to that deep dark forest. Keep your eyes wild. May they strike fear. Keep your mind free. May it shatter ignorance. And keep your body safe. May it move through the world And leave magnificent marks.
My wilderness is Fearsome. It grows darker every day. I gaze and wonder. The only god I know.