Born inside a museum
we gazed around with voracious eyes
as we began to open the display cases,
savoring ancient delicacies.
“there is more in the back” – someone shouted.
But each new generation forgot
about the deeds of the previous one.
Each new herd of our kin ignored
what the museum used to look like,
as we began eating the pedestals
chewing on the wallpaper
digesting bricks and mortar in savage abandon,
until there was nothing left
Bankrupted and vacant
like a constellation of seashells
randomly regurgitated by the storm,
we waited for the next wave to pummel us,
scatter our ashes in the salty mist
and replace us
with a new breed.
George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books