Sunday, October 26, 2014

Don't stop looking

Here because we're here

A mantis,
steps fastidiously up the wall;
this killer is chitin, fluid, a handful of muscles and nerves,
brain smaller than a caraway seed.
Nucleic acids replicate imperfectly--
some creatures die; others reproduce and die.
An ecosystem builds itself,
inevitable as gravity,
miraculous as death,
meaningful as a snowflake.
Reality is enough.

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