may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Monday, February 20, 2012


Folk will tell you-"come down to earth!"
They say that real estate is real-
that they are not making any more land
and the best investment is dirt
In fact,some folk make millions moving dirt-
foundations for highrise,tunnels,projects/
moving radioactive dirt @Fukoshima,Chenobyl
Selling off old growth forests for "development"
Moving cemeteries to make way for dead cities
Value changes with ownership/control/possession
I listened to an Aboriginal elder who complained
he was the storyteller for his land/but the government
recognized only paper titles.His stories were oral-
they were the core essence of the history of the very earth itself
He felt responsible for land use.He would not fluoridate water,
nor dam,or sell water rights for plastic bottle pollution.
He felt responsible for the nurturing of the land beneath his feet...
he would spend his whole life learning her stories..

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