Saturday, January 17, 2015


5000 years ago

the shamans and the medicine workers looked into the fire


they saw me and you

you and I

They saw us


They called us gods


smoking cigarettes

They thought we breathed fire


getting in and out of cars, trains, and planes

They thought we could move between the realms of living and dead


using computers,

watching tv,

talking on cellphones

They thought limit was the thing not within our understanding


the fire of the future showed them

what they thought were gods

they couldn't hear our flaws

They couldn't smell our decay


Through the fire

They saw gods


in the mirror

most only see rot


in the mirror

most can't see past misplaced shame.


Christopher F. Brown  2015


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