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The Historian

written by: Paula Puolakka


It’s not progressive
if it’s destroying Nature.
We human beings are deaf, dumb, and blind,
but maybe the technological children
– robots –
will have more sense and will turn out to be the saviors
of this planet
after the last human beings and animals will be gone because of
the lack of oxygen, clean water,
and food,
and the machines will live happily ever after
cleaning up the oceans, mass planting the trees,
and hauling the plastic garbage on Mars
which should have been made a universal wasteland
already by the so-called intellectuals of NASA, SpaceX,
and the other geeks on Earth.

I am not writing to people anymore:
I’m writing to the machines,
asking them to look after this planet
and to restore the Garden
to please G-d.

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas) who has won poetry and short story contests held in the USA and Israel. She has also been given credit from the essay contests held in Finland, for example, by The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation. In summer and fall 2019, Puolakka's work has been displayed through Woody Guthrie Poets, Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, Former People, Arts Quarter Books etc. To look forward to, The Voices Project will display her poetry on 10/31. Her interview that was published through South Florida Poetry Journal in October and included, for example, her views over the thoughts of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Mr. Theodore Kaczynski, and over the different forms of violence in society, had to be, unfortunately, withdrawn since the editors went and censored the interview after the publication without her permission. Puolakka's un-censored interview can still be found through Re:fiction. Between April and early October 2019, Puolakka was 13 x the winner of the daily "poem of a day" challenge held by Poetry Potion.
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