Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reqiem for a Dinosaur

Wide-eyed, awestruck. Three spikes for defense of thick hide.
Museum display frozen in time
Haunting memory now error
What was not, was once and is no more

Where did you go?
Do you stand with Zeus, Thor or Pluto?
Once devoted, now demoted to myth or footnote
An asterisk in a textbook
Attributed to folly, misinterpretation or poor scholarship

The dreams do not fade, memory persists
Are you simply our creation to destroy?
Or, by creating do we give you life
And with it, the burden of death?
A yoke around your neck
And a seat by Lamarck or Ptolemy at the feast.
Avoiding Nietzsche's gaze while polishing your horns?

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