‘How Will They Judge Us’, Lisa Timpf

Illustration © 2017 Cécile Matthey

 [ Contexts, © 2017 Cécile Matthey ]

how will our descendants judge us, in the years to come,
when they excavate the old landfill sites
finding the piles and heaps of things discarded
that never break down, as though adhering to their own
notion of half-life. How will they see the gaps between
things, the objects that went missing. What will make them weep,
or rage, or laugh—at wastefulness, or sheer stupidity,

and what will make them release an aaah!
of recognition

© 2017 Lisa Timpf

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