in the pages of history
man’s greatest friend
man's greatest foe.
To survive, our putative mandate has been
to study and shape and harvest Nature --
for the sake of all men at all times.
“From each according to one’s talents
to each initially according to one’s labours
to each ideally according to one’s needs.”
In fact our minds have largely been dulled
by a persistent paradigm of alienation –
about the nature of Nature and the nature of man
about the fruits of Nature and the fruits of man’s labour.
Our social nature has grown aberrant
long hostage to the cultural lies
of the court's weavers of sand.
We have to write our own history
of Nature and man.
*Chapter 5, Fractured Memories