Rewild

Rewind
decelerate
and exhale
step us back through this unwild interlude
this unnatural blaze called progress
of ticking clocks pitted against
the breathing of the seasons

Relearn
what our brief span here has been robbed of
to see
to feel
to know
to care
to believe
to pray
to play
and wonder at what is being lost
and what isn’t yet

Reverse
finding truth in words and songs
buried in us
germinating
breaking through
opening up
flowers growing their way through concrete

Revolt
bump-start an awakening
that this isn’t a question of energy
but one of power
and where it lies
not a problem of turbines
and photovoltaics
but one of headlines
and voter dynamics

Redeem
invert this self-eating kingdom
that pays for money with life
but buying back
in unequal exchange
we hand over only cash and credit
and the dream of more
to claim in return
our own hands back
filled up and running over

Repair
coming back together
binding, bonded, boundless
no more afraid of this so-called nature
retaking her course
if we are to live
we will live
rewilded