El artificio de la escritura / The artifice of writing

viernes, 20 de octubre de 2023

A post-apocaliptic earth


The following text is a young poet's visionary answer to the appocalyptic and fearful rants of the prophets of doom:

    And the world ends and the experiment of humanity ends.
    The earth breaths a sigh of relief.
    The birds chirp their wondrous songs and compose epics for the ultimate victory of nature. 
    Nature regains all across the world at a great pace as humanity no longer stands in its way.
    The mother ocean becomes pregnant once again and new animals and vegetation will repopulate the world.
    And all the great poetry and art man made will become one with the earth as the wind and rain and dust and flame return the words of poets into mushrooms and moss and bugs who will feed the dirt and make it fertile once more.
    And the earth lived happy ever after.

Simón Berrío-Ariza

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