Deny It Not

Deny It Not

We are of the sea
and of the caves,
though 
 
time 
 
has rinsed us clean
of these dim 
memories.
 
 
Yet we still long
to splash about, 
and explore dark 

spaces.
 
 
Yes, we have
 forgotten whence 
 we came,
 
but  
 
our desperate thirst 
for water— 
 
our voracious appetite 
for meat—
 
and 
 
our hideous capacity 
for violence—
 
abate not.