“Devolution” / Memorable 2376

There is a social movement that claims we’ve gone too far, that we’re destroying our lives and our planet, too. Go back, they say, and live as simply as apes; and so we did.

And then we apes gestured these same thoughts to each other, that we’ve gone too far. We’re destroying our lives, and our banana groves, too. Go back, they say, and live as simply as the first mammals; and so we did.

And then we were tiny creatures hiding in the dirt, trembling at the sight of every bird, the sound of every soft footfall…

Malice-cover lightened

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