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Titanium Titanium
by Nikos Laios
2019-07-03 09:03:10
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Titanium spikes
In the ripped earth
Like jagged flesh
Deep roots torn
The trees are dying
The trees are dying.

img_1855_wheels_of_industry_400They have coffee
And pancakes
And the machines
Rumble on and
The commuters
Walk by in a mass
Leaving behind them
Scraps of papers and
Crumpled cigarette
Packets.

The soaring Dow
And the traders
Cutting up their lines
Trading metals and money
And women and dead trees;
A million toilets flush into
The sea.

As the oil wells
Spew their guts
Into the rivers
And lakes
Measuring
Progress by
Oil rings
And dead
Birds.

The commuters
Walked in a slow daze
From the train past
The glass buildings
Down the street to the outskirts
And gathered around the
Last standing forest and scattered
Some dirt over the dried stumps.

They looked
On mournfully
As the titanium spikes
Ripped into the earth
Like jagged flesh
The last deep roots torn;
Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison,
The trees are dead
The trees are dead,
They are no more.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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