Wilderness Is Anything but Wild

Music: Fugue in Eb Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Wilderness is anything but wild.
It is an artifact of modern life.
Longing for innocence, we are beguiled,
Determined to re-virginize our wife.
Eons of humanity were there,
Resident in each ecology.
Nor can we go back further, for nowhere
Exist the plants and creatures we would see.
So we create what never was, a space
Shorn of those long native to that place.

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