Skip to page content
Return to Top

Mendel's Revenge

Misty Norman

 

. . . Pencil this in.

Life.

Death.

Generations.

Evolution is the product of many souls,

Many lives, dying even now.

But take comfort, for I know

Something that is proven over and over again

To be our truth as human beings.

DEATH IS GREATER THAN DIVISION

Indisputable, that.

Nevertheless, people grow old.

Strange, to have things called wattles and dewlaps

And crowsfeet.

Immortal tissue, interesting thought.

Mutations—now there’s a beauty.

NC-2 people

Zapped genetic material

Treat us like peanuts,

Rarely occurring mutations.

X-Rays, Gamma rays, irradiated peanuts.

Sons who speak of women

. . . Pencil this in . . .