Monday, May 30, 2016

Toxo Cultura Ex Cultura

I have deposited so many thousands
Of oocytes, line after line, verse
After verse. They can stay dormant

For thousands of years and yet,
Perhaps with a little effort by new hosts,
Be translated and valid again.

I am not the rat, the chimpanzee
Whose behavior was made docile,
Who wanted to approach the cat,

To investigate the leopard. No,
I am the leopard, twitching
And salivating at the sight

Of incautious minds approaching,
Their instincts dulled by language
Ready to read and be read.

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