Kingdom Animalia


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
which rot
the teeth

I spit out
the mouthwash
of grief

for did I willingly
gargle this elixir?
forsaking freedoms forgotten

as cotton
mark the slavery
to sedentary

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

hominids of Kingdom Animalia
necking the tonic
shed fur
for suit and tie
but, still
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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