Welcome and may you
enjoy your stay
at the Humankind
24-Hour Memorial
Grand Cemetery and Landfill.

We regret that you find
yourselves alone
but, when given the chance,
we murdered our own.

At first, of course,
with club and stone;
in time, with spear,
sword and knife;
so many ways to
take a life.

Later the longbow,
the trebuchet,
the cannon, the gun
before we stretched
one hand to the sun
as the other clawed
a neighbor's grave
and there was no one
left to save.

Let silence be our legacy.

Build here an empire
of reason on bone
for, when given the choice,
we murdered our own.