Symbol of a Yearning

Who can say how it began
How consciousness seeped into man

A spark in some ancient night
Around the campfire’s flick’ring light

One thing now could stand for another
Manipulated in ways impossible

Now aurochs charge across cave walls
Coming to eerie life in guttering torch’s flame

And everything is foggy now
Through mystic plant and smoky haze

We gaze back a myriad millennia
To see a paleolithic genius

Who crossed that shimm’ring border
And became us.

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