When we were few

When we were few
every single star shone
swirling in wonder around
a magnificent Moon.

When we were few
a tree grew so great
from its canopy beheld
the whole Earth.

When we were few
waves found vacant beaches
which framed a great realm
of shimmering fish

When we were few
time knew no keeper
beast knew no master
the field knew no plow

When we were few
voices drowned in wind
footsteps faded in sand
history was forgotten
and then began anew.

When we were few
When we were few.


Author: Andrew Mackay

Writer, sociologist, Unitarian Universalist seminarian (joint MDiv/MSW starting Fall 2020).

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