Treasure Island

Carsten Thomsen


Evolution


The firefly -
with the hermit crab
a close second
appears to me
as the
pinnacle of evolution
with man kind
stuck somewhere
between
hyena
and leech
And I wonder
when and how
it all happened
When these P.hd.’s
of science
and walking armors
sitting in the darkness
on a twig
above/ in
a river
of primal ooze
realized life
being so short
to find
reason in
madness
YOU
must watch
your
own
sorry
ass
and bring
your
own
light
into the darkness

Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2005
Edited: Thursday, July 15, 2010

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  • ***** ********* (11/4/2005 2:46:00 AM)

    Hi Carsten, I like the message in this poem of yours very mucho! Our bed. We lie in it. We evolve. Hopefully! Tai 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Simon Whild (11/1/2005 3:53:00 AM)

    My own home town's motto is 'Out of darkeness cometh light', and this poem qualifies it. I liked the image of man being somewhere between hyena and leech - a poem that pulls no punches and what an ending. (Report) Reply

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