We wind our humanity across a babbling stream
call it our own of course for we say we belong.
Matters little life of a creature seeming dream
this haven feed silence in their tiny world long.
Scrape away life with corrosive blades of pain
the construct of a vision far beyond that of game.
We will build here, our own safe haven our gain
quiet animals survive might we give sweet name.
We are that primate race intelligence does mask
hiding ourselves in conclaves of brick and mortar.
Would we anyone be less defensive in this an ask
the land we sweep meant to be our general order.
When was it that Man chose simplicity to scrape
this order delight, of a living patterned landscape.