Living things are a real mystery.
Who could have left behind this much stuff?
Their “symbols” intrigue me:
<X> <Q> <?> <!>
<Regret> <Top Secret> <Global> <Wall>
I’ve catalogued my finds by provenance,
by roundness and squareness.
Curves and dots are scattered throughout.
Seriously, though, what does it all mean?
This much is certain,
these characters came from mammals.
In that legend called life, carved by a yellow star,
evolution took them to the peak.
them speaking with one another,
communicating their varied lives
through spoken/written/visual/body language.
I could see the ones who invented fire
sharing a feast
and making big plans for the peaceful distribution of food throughout the entire world.
I bet they even forged tools
to maintain an exquisite balance between nature and themselves,
to preserve the weaker species.
And let’s picture the males and females treating each other well.
Now I’m staring at ruins.
No pluses, just minuses.
The darkness of that incident lies quiet in the universe.