Jellied Eggs

Between invisible barriers of cool, indifferent oceans transparent medusas dance across clandestine currents. A quorum of gonads sparkling beneath the waves, their immature contents alluringly displayed, like rails of haute couture in lavish department store windows.   Rising to meet the dawn, ripples of ecstasy shimmer across their surface; the …

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Genetic Unmarking

Beneath empty plaques and unmarked plots, the misplaced dead lie resting. The blankness of their generic monuments a simple sleight of hand: these fragmented piles are lost, but not forgotten.   Combing through ancestral records of digital lives, vibrant patterns emerge: one daughter, arriving premature atop a secluded knoll; two …

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Breaking Memories

You slide fluently through cool, coastal waters, A balletic grace with unparalleled force That silently slips between the spheres As a distant rumble announces time. Reaching into your deepest recesses You absentmindedly cast-off towards the north, Upwelling shadows beckoning you to feed. The hairy fringes of your mouth begin to …

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A Dusty Eviction

Within the grimy creases of our home, Lurk microbes poised and floating in the dust; A sullied sign that we are not alone.   We treat these scrounging tenants with disgust, Yet most of them just want to co-exist; To which our incensed manners seem unjust.   By letting sunlight …

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An Unwanted Tomb

With lines on maps too hard to see, Some call for less transparency; The nightmares of an orange clown, As walls go up the life goes down.   Our sisters, brothers, foes, and friends, Will not escape this ethnic cleanse; There’ll just be ghosts, no border town, As walls go …

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A Breath in Time

Within the salt-encrusted lakes of time, Are secret bubbles formed by primal cast; We excavate these drops from faded brine, To understand the structure of your past. They ratify and filter our forecast That Gaia’s breath was once a weakened wheeze, Devoid of life and luscious chloroplast. By reading samples …

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New Life in Hostile Winds

Cast out by winds too fierce to call a home, You sail on seas unbearable to roam; The fury of this interstellar gale Ensured an astral voyage that would fail. Yet still we see you shimmer in the gloam.   Now as the gases cool they start to foam, And …

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Life is Dust

Above each distant peak and skyward ship, Fast-flowing streams of dust bombard the Earth; Releasing beads of life from Newton’s grip, Transporting them through space to bring new birth.   Did everything we know just hitch a ride, On streams of dust that sailed an unseen tide; These particles just …

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Crustacean Cloning

Split into two, I glisten in the shallow shore. Split into two; A bitter taste of déjà vu. You guard me with a tender claw, Before deciding I’m worth more Split into two. This is a Rondelet, inspired by recent research that investigates the relationship between the Lybia crab and …

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