Saturday, April 14, 2012

COLLATERAL DAMAGE




Collateral Damage

Programmed for self preservation
she possesses strong
survival instincts and human-
(un)kind is peripheral to her plans

Despite her seemingly frail biology,
she will eventually prevail,
her ecology, far more
powerful than it appears

Practicing natural selection
with beguiling flair, she fools us
into believing we lead this pas de deux
while she choreographs our swan song



6 comments:

  1. Love this, Pamela! Deep and hopeful and the last two lines fragile and graceful...beautiful write.

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! So glad you liked it. :-)

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  2. Wow Pam quite a powerful poem Really love the ending great wordplay :-)

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  3. Thank you, Sara! Appreciate your stopping by and commenting! :-)

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  4. Such a clever piece of verse! Ironically, I just read about the demise of so many elephants due to poachers & those who buy from those sources. Your choice of the "swan song" metaphor is so apt.

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    1. THANK you, Patricia! So glad you dropped in on this one -- and enjoyed it! :-)

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