A land’s value increases with
our absence – the smooth lines
of unhumanized spaces
storm touched, swept
by wind and not fingers
the picture in front concealing
the worthless trail of footprints
created to view the next
path of destruction
The view we seek contrasts with the path we create in the search
I am always fascinated by our pursuit of what lies before us in contrast to our ignorance of the path behind.
For more paths, of destruction and otherwise, The Guests of Honor, is available here. Its sequel, With Honor Intact, can be found here.