soundtrack for the collapse of the empire.
the maya did not disappear.
they simply abandoned their cities,
and stopped paying tributes to the gods
because they gods had forsaken them,
and their land no longer grew crops.
so that the high class of rulers also starved,
and they too had to leave their temples
and homes and learn to be
just like the people.
so that when the people start to starve…
don’t expect them to pay tribute.
what are you waiting for?
for the people to abandon the empire
because they are already beginning to go hungry.