Gaia – A Poem by Ian Lepkowsky

Gaia

Connection is what we all seek

To something
To anything
To everything

We all need it
We all crave it

Without it we go mad

Why?

Why do we all crave connection?
And why do we falter without it?

And why if we are all so desperate for connection…
is there so much separation?

Paradoxes and Contradictions

Individuality vs. Conformity

Dual necessities

Juxtaposed Harmony

Push and Pull
Life and Death
Yin and Yang

But we have lost the balance

Why?
What is the origin of our sin?

If man is most civilized…
Then why does he destroy his own harmony?
Then why does he destroy his own habitat?
Then why does he destroy his own people?

Balance

We upset it
We rock the boat

Most advanced?
Huh?
Most evolved?
How?

We are the biggest threat to all life
Thanatos
What are we?
A virus?
We have become so lost

Why?

We have forgotten the Old World
We have forgotten the Old Ways

Some of us remember
All of us remember
Most must be reminded
The Old Ways are buried deep

Together
We must dig
Together
We must seek
Together
We must restore the balance

Ian Lepkowsky

Ian is a passionate writer searching for personal transformation through unconditional self expression. He's also a philosopher, artist, and creator that's interested in video games and food and stuff.

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