I cerebrate on patterns
of human presence, but
having soared the thirty-two
winds over twenty thousand
daybreaks, I cannot
reason with air poisoning
my lungs and chemicals
slowly eating my eyes,
or eggs of my young
never to hatch.
I see human children
disfigured at birth and
invaded with cancers
from drinking the water
we share, pollution induced
miscarriages stealing
future childhoods,
all presumed less significant
than projected corporate
inexplicably infected by
concurrent spontaneous blindness
anecdotally attributed to
pre-campaign donation
syndrome—a recurring pandemic.
My perceptions may be
distorted. I am an eagle of the
mountain and cannot see
through the eyes of human


© Rob Taylor, 2020

“The influencing impact of human beings, on each other and nature, is refined by the commitment of every individual to expand her or his inner dimensions.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 69). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.