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Cousteau and Darwin Move to Suburbia

Like pilot fish
Affixed, transfixed
Upon the gluttonous chin
Of the maneater,
We give thanks and
Humbly suck the detritus
From Fate’s
Serrated mandibles.
The irony of Sophocles
Is just the symbiosis
Of little fish
And unevolved vertebrates
Scrubbing their gills
With polluted waters,
Lacking the initiative
To crawl up the bank, and breathe.

— Zumwalt (1981)


Comments on: "Cousteau and Darwin Move to Suburbia" (2)

  1. But did their wondrous tales accompany them?


  2. Dear Zumpoems I have Nominated you for the Semper Fidelis Award for rules ect go to http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/semper-fidelis/ congrats and best wishes!


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