Primeval Battles’ Lessons

KJ Hannah Greenberg


Ancient earth, once slowly chimed,

With tinkling morning stars, humming

Brightly celebrating smaragdine wins,

Trailing blood ‘or protected hearths,

Resounding death among hued canopies.


Horses conveyed troops to such vistas.

Men loaded, aimed, fired canons, laughed

Past stern, somber, wicked overlords,

Thwarted ghostly arms, legs, reliquaries,

Sung conquest beyond eldritch boundaries.

Consider that today, once more, iron birds,

Gather epiphytic foods, fight protean, zones,

Cause jealous humors to bulge macabrely,

Help vituperative, apex critters dine,

Invite in society’s ogres to sup and sip.



KJ Hannah Greenberg’s whimsical writing buds in pastures where gelatinous wildebeests roam and beneath the soil where fey hedgehogs play. She's been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature, and once for The Best of the Net. Hannah’s poetry books are as follows: Mothers Ought to Utter Only Niceties (Unbound CONTENT, 2017, Forthcoming), A Grand Sociology Lesson (Lit Fest Press, 2016), Dancing with Hedgehogs, (Fowlpox Press, 2014), The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), Citrus-Inspired Ceramics (Aldrich Press, 2013), Intelligence’s Vast Bonfires (Lazarus Media, 2012), Supernal Factors (The Camel Saloon Books on Blog, 2012), Fluid & Crystallized (Fowlpox Press, 2012), and A Bank Robber’s Bad Luck with His Ex-Girlfriend (Unbound CONTENT, 2011).