men raise children on trivialities

galadriel thompson


It certainly wasn’t

fish who discovered water or

birds the air. Men built houses in part

out of embarrassment by the stars and raised

their children on trivialities because they had butchered

the god within themselves. The politician standing on

the church steps thrives within the grandeur

of this stupidity, a burnt out lamp

who never imagined

the sun.


Jim Harrison

Complete Poems