evolution

FOSSIL FAMILY FETE/FATE

 

Out of the box
I call home
Into the roofless yard
Where viney red flowers
Trumpet in full bloom
At the waning morning moon
While descendants of
Archaeopteryx
Mesozoically
Cretaceously
Humbling
By their evolutionary age
Hang out at the
Bird Buffet
All you can eat
For red and brown cardinals
Woodpeckers
And tufted tits and nuthatchers
While me, this descendant of
Cenozoic mammals
Neogene on an elliptical
Chirping along with the birds
But of course, using human words
Matching melodies and tones
Brain multi-tasking
While singing “Give me the beat boys”
Also hearing William Burroughs
Sucking his cigarette, intoning:
“Truth may appear only once
It may not be repeatable…”
Thinking of all this at sun’s rising light
First cup of coffee driving the pedals
Dreaming of the night sky
Lining up an armillary sphere
Imagination visiting
Countless constellations
Infinite rooftop to my little world…

(c) 2019 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: TRANSITIONAL & BARITONE WITH WILDFLOWERS

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ON AUTISM

autism-awareness

When the first fish

Walked out of the water

On newly-formed limbs

The ferns and trees

Must have clucked

Blaming these new mutations

On vaccinations

An adaptive immunity

Present in the seas

On affected chromosomes

From chemical run-off

Into the water

Now that there is an

“Alarmingly” high incidence

Of autism,

And being HFA

On the spectrum

Myself,

I cannot help wondering

Whether we are the

Next evolutionary step

Is it just time

For a change in humanity?

Like a new human

Who is unable to understand

The expressions on the faces of others

Yet is also unable to lie

Like a new human

Who seems alien

(So alienated we are)

Yet intelligent “savants”

Who have often brought

Gifts as important as Prometheus’

Fire to mankind

Will we someday be labeled

(Our genus and species)

By binomial nomenclature

As Homo autistica

Rather than Homo sapiens?

Just wondering…

 

© 2015 ViataMaja