This was written for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads’ Friday Picture Prompt (see below) http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-picture-prompt-autumn-in-october.html.
The Earth was here for eons
before plants seized some ground.
Plants held sway for eons more—
then man came into play.
Man moved the random green
and formed the land.
With buildings and transplanted crops,
he matched his grandiose scheme.
With structures large and small
he assembled his domain;
then with strips of wire
he fenced out the world.
Time collapsed his structures,
and nature reclaimed his fields.
Time won’t slow and trees must grow.
In the end the Earth still owns it all.