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Evolution

August 26, 2006

Evolution scrimped for ages, only
to have ungrateful kids at the end
rather wear halos and pretend they’re
too pure to enter colleges of fittest

survivals on the wrong sides of seas,
where sharks open jaws on smaller fish
chomping tinier ones still. Death will
wait for a giant asteroid then, when

peaceful people who dismantle bombs
can’t stop it. They make love one last time,
happy they won’t have to wake again,
turn on lights, and remember the sun.

by Donald Illich of The Church of Tony Hoagland

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  1. August 28, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Donald, I suspect I diagree with you about practically everything, being one of those
    peaceful people (though certainly not pure :->)
    But it’s a good poem, thank you!

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