Caveman Blues

A caveman speaks to a rock:

Are you food?
Are you shelter?
Do you feel the cold weather?
Do you feel the time passing?
Are you time?
Where is time?
What is crime?
How should I spend the daytime?
It’s either dinner time or war time
Therefore I’m a carnivore.

Why aren’t you talking back?
Did I say something offensive?
What does being offensive even mean?
Being mean?
But what does being mean mean?
To talk?

You’re not mean my rock.
You don’t even talk.

Pain and Purpose

What is a tree to the hunger of man?
A fruitful rack to feed the mouth which curses
A pillar to be brought down under feet, which stomp the life out of the living

What is a cigarette to the inhaler?
A burning sun in the sake of its lover
A circular tribute to nothingness

What is a horse to a rider?
A transportation method to be beaten
Blinded by leather which man wears to establish establishments

What is a river to a drinker?
A stream of water to replenish the unreplenishable thirst of man
To fill the belly of an abyss
To take the first step towards eternal thirst

What is a rock to its holder?
An instrument which gives birth to pain and purpose
A burden to starve the boredom of the burdened
A weight which crushes the force of an ape

What is man to a cross?
A forsaken son
An orphan
A stream of blood to replenish the unreplenishable savagery of man

What is man to man?
A tool
A sword to conquer man
An inmate
And thus man asks man
What is life to being?