RushNatural Science

Tide pools When the ebbing tide retreats Along the rocky shoreline It leaves a trail of tidal pools In a short-lived galaxy Each microcosmic planet A complete society A simple kind mirror To reflect upon our own All the busy little creatures Chasing out their destinies Living in their pools They soon forget about the sea... Wheels within wheels In a spiral array A pattern so grand And complex Time after time We lose sight of the way Our causes can't see Their effects Hyperspace A quantum leap forward In time and in space The universe learned to expand The mess and the magic Triumphant and tragic A mechanized world, out of hand Computerized clinic For superior cynics Who dance to a synthetic band In their own image Their world is fashioned, No wonder they don't understand Wheels within wheels In a spiral array A pattern so grand And complex Time after time We lose sight of the way Our causes can't see Their effects Permanent Waves Science, like Nature Must also be tamed With a view towards its preservation Given the same State of integrity It will surely serve us well Art as expression, Not as market campaigns Will still capture our imaginations Given the same State of integrity It will surely help us along The most endangered species, The honest man Will still survive annihilation Forming a world, State of integrity Sensitive, open, and strong Wave after wave Will flow with the tide And bury the world as it does Tide after tide Will flow and recede Leaving life to go on As it was...
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