Kingdom Animalia

Poem

Examining my bare-bones
I am human
employing fundamental
threefold tones
in homophones
I mourn, this morne morn

homo sapien sapiens
left the garden
long ago
to grow
grains
which rot
the teeth

I spit out
the mouthwash
of grief

for did I willingly
gargle this elixir?
forsaking freedoms forgotten

alliteration
picked
as cotton
mark the slavery
to sedentary
lifestyle

we’re so quick
to observe
as progress
process
that turned
free people’s
into peasantry

we
hominids of Kingdom Animalia
necking the tonic
shed fur
for suit and tie
but, still
I
long to sit by a fire -

ashes of burning desire
paint the skin
from within.

© Darius the Mate 07-02-2022

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