"The Crack in the Road" by Cristian Tamayo
Has any person pondered over our
own driveway’s cracking asphalt surface? See
earth’s round expanse once a signifier,
nature’s power, now reduced by we
who poisoned it. Then hold expectations
of resources long gone. All it did for us
was give life to all and a firm foundation,
despite our unwillingness to adjust.
With time all things once seemingly perfect
will break beneath the fading, hazy sun.
We, who saw the crack and yet would neglect
without thought that the earth could come undone.
The son will look up to ask his father
what occurred and there will be no answer.