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  1.  Dog Eat Dog

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by Frank Koerner
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Consider an archaeologist arduously digging out some artifact with a tiny, spoon-sized shovel….an artifact that has been buried for 3000 years. Ask yourself this question, “What are archaeologists going to surmise about our civilization, when they root around in our garbage 3000 years from now?”


The ancients seemed to bury things that interest later ages,


Thereby allowing civilization's analyzation of its stages.


Let us project forward about three millennia down the pike


To visualize what would then be termed an archaelogic strike.




When a classic Coca-Cola bottle is dug up by some digger,


It's sensuous form perceived. What purpose will they figure?


While gingerly from around it, dirt, a worker carefully scrapes,


Maybe they'll think it was sculpted to worship female shapes?




People will examine our "stuff", wondering if it was junk.


Some university will on the table some research dollars plunk


To put us in proper perspective, so as not our history to rig.


They'll strive to learn about us and our lifestyle truly dig.




The trappings of our society, now considered all important


Will all come back to haunt us through future's eyes undaunted.


A simple thing as some coffee grounds in a cup of styrofoam


Will likely be the object of some learned scholar's tome.




They'll find more useless material than we would care admit,


They'll see we threw out a single shoe, if the shoe just didn't fit.


More careful use of our resources should have been in order,


For reserves in those future times will assuredly be shorter.




That someone's even around in about three thousand years


Will show man had the foresight to have left himself some heirs.


And hopefully some artifacts from which it can be shown


That 21st Century mankind flourished and its future hadn't blown.

 Copyright © 2012 by Frank Koerner  

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/12/2012
Disposable diapers. Oh sure by then the contents will have become plant fodder, but the container will have survived. Imagine the curiosity. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/11/2012
An interesting perspective of current life with a hopeful ending. However, the Internet has let the genie out of the bag. While ancient civilizations died out and left little (or was destroyed by well-meaning Christian Spaniards of Inca and Mayan languages) to go by except the artifacts that have survived time, our culture is so covered by history that all that someone will have to do three thousand years from now will be to look up our time. And hopefully find some good news. Andy Warhol Coke bottles and all.

Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/11/2012
Great rhyming and timing, and a thoroughly enjoyable story! I hope it is archived where it can be found 3,000 years from now. (although I don't expect God to tolerate our antics that long)

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/10/2012
Probably they in the future will us metal detectors to dig up metal detectors that metal detectorists of our time let become buried while they were out metal detectoring...(I know, weird review ;-)]e

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