linnaeus said i was of the breast,

mammal,

others said

homunculus being of man,

i am structure labels and description

hominid not pongid,

erect bipedal classified and arranged

my own name of inconsequence

i am myself living with fossil ancestors,

last of a kind,

pan troglodytes and pan paniscus

my shadow shape and form,

pan feeder and fertility

of these as much as well

not so much as a deity

but origin being

vessel of twenty three chromosomes

and passion to extend the lineage,

being morphologically  comparable

to those of saggital crest,

linnaeus believed in sex and the line

as with his botanica

sexual with bridal beds

as perfumed and scented as passion be

now a dancing self deity

procreation and self extension,

finding the mate

passion raw astounding the stars

grunts of elemental exhaustion

a galaxy of cellular construction

swirl compete and fertilize,

i am mammal

feeder of the breast natures nurturer

and wonder of flesh

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Comments
  1. Wow, I adored this and enjoyed where you went with the prompt. It hooked me at the beginning and only got better from there. Thanks so much for joining us!

    • clawfish says:

      Anna thank you what you gave us to work with was amazing i have always written poetry but never worked much with form so i find the prompts insightful and interesting and a challenge so again thank you for giving me a push

  2. Kelvin S.M. says:

    ‘i am myself living with fossil ancestors’ – excellent line… and, yet, again another fine offering… smiles..

  3. lucychili says:

    yes. nature is a curious constellation at all scales inside and out.

  4. jasmine calyx says:

    The whole thing is great, but I really love this line: “passion raw astounding the stars” And from here down through to the end is my favorite section. Excellent.

  5. Sheila says:

    Love the language you used in this. A great experimental piece!

  6. brian miller says:

    a dancing self deity…i find that a rather truthful yet sobering line there…after that is a pretty cool fanciful dance yourself…love the passion, the grunts…galaxy of cellular is a cool phrase as it blends the immense and in the small…

  7. ‘…but origin being…vessel of twenty three chromosomes….’ Love those lines!

  8. Miriam E. says:

    truly fascinating.
    i loved this piece:
    not so much as a deity
    but origin being
    vessel of twenty three chromosomes
    and passion to extend the lineage,
    being morphologically comparable
    to those of saggital crest,

    perfectly worded.

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