Science is not modern, it is the cult of counting

Science is not modern
Ask any Indigenous person.
They will tell you the names
Places, uses, and most relevantly,
Numbers and Functions of the
Life they live within.

Pick your subject
Biology, Botany, Agriculture
Physics, Engineering.
Thousands of years
Using bodies as laboratories
Memory as notebooks
Story as peer-reviewed journal lit.

Land was an eternal field study
Annotated with bridges
To span gaps
Between
Seen
and
Unseen
God in forms of animal and sky
Quanta dancing in Coyote's mischief

They spoke our holy language
Before we did.

Now that we have grown
Fluent enough to understand
We find ourselves
Straining
To count the remaining whispers
Of particle and wave
Plant and sea.

We pray they will teach us
The missing pieces
Before our failed experiment
Implodes.

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