rainforests are not just the lungs of the planet
they are the brains of classless peoples who live there
if the eco-logics of these true anarchs were followed by all
we would have zero pandemics
& few epidemics or little outbreaks
x & y & z would be gifted in small circles
with preexisting immunities in many species
In my poem, I call up anarchs. Who are they? Anarchs are us: born leaderless and classless—and born to groove. Our species, Humo ludens collaborans (humorous playful collaborators), evolved in egalitarian gathering bands over hundreds of thousands of years. “Civilization and progress” emerged ...