Master of Earth

I have seen things you will never see. I have experienced sounds, tastes and sensations that you will never experience. I trace my ancestry back four hundred million years, and rule of this earth is my birth-right. I outlived the dinosaurs and their sea-going cousins, surviving the pall of ash that choked the world. I have survived through all the thousands of years of the ice age. I will survive you, as well.
I was there, watching you, when you first tried to bring dry land to the sea by lashing pieces of bark and wood together. I watched the orange reflections on the water as the city of Carthage burned into the night. I have studied your attempts to imitate me with your steel-bellied monsters that disgorge fire and black smoke.
You have tainted the air and changed the colour of the sky, but the ocean is a thing beyond your ability to control.
We are irreconcilable. Yours is the way of hot emotion, mine is the way of cool curiosity. You are not my prey. I have no interest in you. Stay clinging to your mountains, to the mere thirty percent of this world that is still dry. Dare not to venture past the shore. For the deep blue beyond is my domain, and if you stray into it, I will remind you of the taste of fear.

Master of Earth

AndrewJP

Burnie, Australia

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