Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
jaylake

[fiction] "Evolution in Action"

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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