Human Monkeys

What the deadly scorpions sting from, And the stray dogs wag when sighting some grub, And which, the peacocks resurrect myth from,  Those thousands of Argus’s eyes. From where apes evolved from monkeys, Who jump from tree to tree. While humans, They hide their anatomical tail, the sacrum and coccyx, Well beneath the dorsal spine.…

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Knowledge

We are light gatherers A new race that makes a little pursuit Call knowledge a race against the clock. We hunt fire flies to plant in our brains We take apart conjectures on black boards And we fill jig saw puzzles calling them theories We are a solar system centered around a brain Around which…

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Our Wedding Night

I knew I could never be a teacher Only a pupil and she my wife Would be the buxom teacher in front And on that day, her chalk Scribbled something elaborate and meaningful Deep within my crumbling body And the limestone – calcium carbonate dust – Sank deep until knowledge erupted From the open tip…

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A Refugee Child

The kite travelled far Through a bridge of time And a wall of barbed-wire Into a new land, a new country Into the arms of a refugee child Who found a little bit of color On the fringe of a fence And he looked at the flying wonder Stranded on mother earth Knowing he too…

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