Hominidae (Fragment)

People disappear from our lives

Especially when we are no longer in eye contact

And able to defend ourselves


We know, we know, think of Iago

It isn’t necessarily the person who lies

We know there are people like that

What hurts so much is the willingness–

Of those we thought were our friends–

To believe that lie


Almost makes us think that

We were hated all along

Or is this just Homo sapiens at its most normal?

Pick up the animal bone and crush the skull

Of the hominid closest to us?