tylerknott: Typewriter Series #2591 by Tyler K…


Typewriter Series #2591 by Tyler Knott Gregson

I’ve started apologizing to animals,
no deep bow or prostration upon the earth
before them, but I stop for a breath,
face the eyes, suspicious for good reason,
and offer up a dozen times
I am sorry, I am sorry.  

We know nothing,
infants fumbling over our feet,
destructors of what we do not understand,
untranslatable screams for what we want,
taking until there is nothing left to take
then demanding more.
These are hungers that cannot be fed,
thirsts that stay unquenched as water levels
rise, as starvation dances with exhaustion
and ends species here long before

I am sorry, I am sorry,
I offer a dozen more, forgive me
for my part in this, forgive us
for all we have

-Tyler Knott Gregson-