The importance of words

From “Anthem: the possibility of evolution or the evolution of possibility” by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers


Human evolution began in this corner of the earth,

our ancestors left their dust as chromosomes

in each of us, they made a home,

and hominids stood up as humans and walked,

languages fell out of our mouths and talked, walked their way

into and out of landscapes, mindscapes. We walk in words,

creating as we need:

we stand        shadow-thin

and then

we chase the horizon        disappearing


we reappear again.

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