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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-02-03 08:16
Subject: [fiction] "Evolution in Action"
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Music:house noises
Tags:fiction, poetry, stories
This is a poem I wrote back in 2002. I marketed it a few places, but fundamentally I am not a poet, and it shows. Nonetheless, I'm rather fond of this piece. So here you go.

Evolution in Action

by Jay Lake
Daddy was a Neanderthal
Bright eyes like diamonds in the sky
He loved me in his great huge arms

My Mama went to Bard College
Majored in interpretive dance
Hair like fire on a summer night

Genetic drift, my furry ass
I was a beautiful baby
I'm a big, handsome man today

The women love my rough good looks
I'm evolution in action
Science marches on my feet

Hey babe, buy an ape-man a drink?
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© 2002, 2008, Joseph E. Lake Jr.

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User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2008-02-03 21:42 (UTC)
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Jay, I'm down with it. I like the cheekiness. Scans naturally enough--all but two lines that I noticed were tetratmeter, though I can't vouchsafe your intent there. Ever tried J. Bruce Fuller at The Shantytown Anomaly or David Kopaska-Merkel at Dreams and Nightmares? Just sayin'.

Later, best, and peace.
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User: kmp_zxcv
Date: 2008-02-04 19:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I liked the poem, especially the genetic drift line.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-02-05 01:12 (UTC)
Subject: like the line about genetic drift!
cool man!

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