I wrote this for a challenge from The Sience Creative Quarterly. After I wrote it, I looked more closely at the instructions (I tend not to do that) and realized they wanted larger works like stories or novels. Here is is anyway.

suflare It may take one smart spin or a hundred turns

to burn revolutions into our minds,

to create new synapses, blunders

free of tattered storybook blurbs,

to account for brilliant emergence

of a universe blinking in billions

of years, raising us from turds

through countless failed goals

into dreams of souls.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 

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6 thoughts on “Evolution

  1. Garnet, any poem that uses the word “turd” is okay in my book. Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke right??

  2. Smile back at ya, Jeff and Yemanja. It’s nice to see you two. Glad you enjoyed the joke. Turds are full of bacteria, from which we miraculously descended.

  3. Just so you know, the SCQ is just the place where the word “turd” might work. In any event, no harm in submitting this in anyway – especially given the Quarterly’s esoteric nature.


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