Monday, March 11, 2013

When the Namers Are Gone

How long will it take
for every trace of us
to disappear?

What happens to the sky
when we go?
Does it vanish, as well?

What about the oceans,
the mountains, the wild places?
Do they need us to exist?

We bring them into being
when we give them names.
What happens when the namers are gone?


Dr. Mike said...

After Beckett

In the what, murmurs,
Before Pym, after Pym, light
Gone, unnamables.

[Disposable Haiku March 11, 2013]
Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike said...

Dans quoi,des mumures,
Avant Pim, apres Pim, bruit
Pas, innomables.