In the time of stone and wood, when you and I walked through shady forests surrounded by the scent of roasting ptarmigan and flint-struck fire, we loved the world and all it contained.

In the time of iron and silk, when you and I rode through across the land surrounded by the scent of rotting bison and coal smoke, we possessed the world and all it contained.

In the time of silicon and glass, when you and I flew through the sky surrounded by the scent of soymeal and ozone, we eschewed the world and all it contained.

Now, in the time of vapor and mist, as you and I stand in the center of all, surrounded by the scent of the past and the unknowable future, we are the world and all it contains.

And I look forward to our next aeon together.

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ganymeder over 7 years ago

Loved this, especially the rhythm and repetitiveness.

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