Who can bear to read
The story of the humans?
Written as it is
In the bodies of their children.
Wrapped in dust and laid
In the broken heart of the earth.
He made it his own,
The story of the humans
And let them write an ending
Upon his body there,
With fist and foot and implement
Son-and-daughter slain and rising
Up to bear their children out
Of the broken heart of the earth.