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Angela Timms

Unnatural Selection

Through the earth's yielding clay,
Brutal homes thrust rancorous foundations deep underground,
Dumb to the mouthing of blind fleshy worms.

Extensions, expansions, dramatic upgrades,
Thermoplastic polymers, atrazine, TDCP,
Meticulously galvanized against natural evolution.

A coyote sniffs at the blurred stain of a decayed mate.
Competing scents of crude city slicked asphalt and organic decomposition
Swamp the senses and disorient.

The eccentricities of men provide camouflage for warring.
A shotgun safely sticks its black metal barrel out the window,
Ka-Bang, the bullet kills quickly, effortlessly.


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