Before the self-hate, self-love, self-care,
before the self-awareness,
before the self-consciousness,
man was part of nature,
an animal without dread or hope.
The initial drop of awareness sent ripples throughout the mind,
ripples that colored the world,
vibrant with pain and suffering,
magnetic with death and destruction,
dynamic with love and care.
Simple realities of life now labeled,
now dreaded, now hopeful,
now feared, now craved,
detached from nature.
Man stands head and shoulders above the other beings,
the head constantly looking over the shoulder,
look for death,
man is God.