Eugene Levich

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  • Gold Star - 15,521 Points Sandra Feldman (8/11/2014 8:00:00 PM)

    Great Wisdom and Great Taste,
    A Gentleman of grace.

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Best Poem of Eugene Levich

Souls

Souls

I wonder if monkeys have souls.
Their DNA and ours are almost identical—by 95 percent!
Some say ninety-eight!
Deoxyribonucleic acid is neither charade nor pretense
Do monkeys wonder if we have souls?

And if monkeys do have souls, what about
Ranger—my wonderful childhood canine brother?
‘Cause he seemed often more human than people
And displayed more brains than many.

Dogs enjoy a heavenly patron—Saint Roch
A Frenchman
Who died in 1327—
Wouldn't he lead all the good dogs in?

If my soul does enter heaven-
As unlikely a ...

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