by Bill Yarrow
Sin? Nah. There's just kindness and hurt.
The sun kills the grass. The wind hurts
the leaves. The sea ravages the shore.
But nothing in Nature goes to Hell.
Neither is anything in Nature kind.
Kindness and cruelty are human add ons.
Everything eats everything else but only
human beings make a big deal out of it.
[The volta cometh.] Maybe you need
to be a premie. Maybe you need to
grow up in Westport. Maybe tutoring
is in your future. Maybe debate.
Maybe a wife, nasty, brutish, and
short. You know, the life of Hobbes.