Did you know that most of DUST

is just US?

It’s true. It’s the accumulated result

of the Human Race’s endless sloughing

off of it’s own Skin.

(Not to mention our various other sheddings,

hair, toe-nail clippings, snot, etc,

that are all, like Skin,

made principally of Keratin

& reduced in Time to DUST.)

Consider then our Collective Epidermis

drifting in the breeze,

dancing in the sunbeams,

gathering under our Beds.

Perhaps in Time

it will all collect

in sloughs and bogs and quagmires;

rich alluvial layers laid down

in every hollow across the Land,

until, squeezed by Tectonics & Time

in the slow Alchemy of the Ages,

deep deposits of pure Keratin

will form, just another part

of the Earth’s Geological Record

and a Future source of Fossil Fuels

for some Unknown Intelligent Species

a million or so years

further along down the track.

Well, they’ll need something to burn,

and seeing as how we’ve chopped down

most of Today’s trees, they won’t have Coal

to fuel their Industrial Revolution,

so it’s up to us to fill the gap

in the Fossil Record.

Don’t underestimate our potential as a Resource!

Keratin has many applications today

in the Bio-Chemical, Textile,

Agricultural & Cosmetic Industries

amongst others,

and already our own Scientists

have successfully trialled

its use as a Bio-Fuel.

True they mostly used chicken feathers

to source their Keratin,

but the principal remains the same

in practise.

So there you have it,

the Human Race reduced

to a Future Fossil Fuel,

and isn’t it nice,

don’t you think,

that we’ll finally be giving

something back to the Earth,

after we’ve taken so very,

very, much?




The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

Secretary of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism.

10 cents refund on return of container.


~ by reverendhellfire on October 20, 2019.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: