Scavengers and Humans

Mankind has evolved to a place we sit in judgement of all we do not agree with, but the wilderness provides us with a mirror of what we have become over time.

Of Vultures, life and the meaning thereof

Bowed, in forced patience

through the heat of days

and into the silences of night

the dictate of life's thread
At a signal,

an orgy, of ill manners and impatience

one for himself before all

before the majesty of the thermals

but we cannot fly

and in time

only reminders

in bones

An aged buffalo, hyenas and life

Bones scatted across the wilderness

a reminder of the savagery

we have evolved from

Aged, limping
a weak, easy target

torn apart

his bellows of distress unheeded

but by the scavengers
preying on his suffering
We have advanced

beyond the savagery

for we gave him a burial

Lessons of the Wilderness

We have become a species that uses the wilderness as part of the giant theme-park that is our development, with no attachment save for the yearning to use it as an ego boost. The wilderness, however, provides a reminder of where we came from and how little our behaviour has changed.
Leigh Kemp
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