Sunset after fires green trees look monochrome brown – funeral somber – just smoke and atmospherics or arboreal mourning?Read more "FIRE TANKA"
NUCLEAR DISSIDENT ISOTOPES Neutrons come and go. If their ratio’s heavy, … instability.Read more "NUCLEAR DISSIDENT ISOTOPES"
Eurythenes plasticus is a species of amphipod, first described in 2020. It was named in reference to the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic found in its stomach.Read more "Eurythenes plasticus"
CETACEAN SOUL SEARCH When a whale looks you in the eye, it’s to communicate and learn – species to species. A whale’s eye is a picture window to its soul – a panoramic view of kind receptiveness deeper than, by comparison, our tiny brains. It’s not just the size differential that tells you […]Read more "CETACEAN SOUL SEARCH"
AGE OF THE UNIVERSE Indulging in lots of dark energy, she begins to grow detached and aloof. Though parts of her are still quite attractive, she’s expanded substantially since youth, no longer can touch her extremities and has lost some of her former sparkle. She remembers when she was much hotter – […]Read more "Age Of The Universe"
The column of the cymbidium orchid resembles a primitive canoe, and it is designed to fit the pollinator lured to it by its deceptive enticements of color and fragrance promising nectar and pollen. The bright markings and the callus on the lip act as a landing strip for the visiting bee. Often, when orchids […]Read more "Bee Longing"
ONE PARADISE One molecule was life’s first ancestor. This may be true, but no one knows for sure. The double helix seems essential for what we call life to survive and endure. Evolving from one strand of DNA when amino acids were lightning struck, life reproduced itself in an array of forms from this […]Read more "ONE PARADISE"
This poem was originally published in Lummox, Oct, 2014. https://issuu.com/poetraindog/docs/revisedl3sampler/9 Flat Meat Diner The highway stretches like an endless, mall food-court for turkey buzzards.Read more "Flat Meat Diner"
ORGANISM We start our life single-celled, but, instead of just replicating, a new level of symbiotic organization emerges. Two or more cells are better than one at manipulating survival’s chancy course, because of cooperation and acceptance that though “other” they are still the same. Colonies achieve systemic support through peace.Read more "Organism"
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]Read more "TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN"