and they enslaved the people
and the soil and in the end
everything blew away on a breeze –
so envy the earthworm’s wide open
embrace of the world giving as much
as it takes

vssnature – earthworm
vsspoem – slave*

I am uncomfortable right now using the word slave as a noun. Human beings were not/are not slaves, they were/are enslaved. I am trying to use language to retrain my brain in the important distinctions.