Man or Ape

Torn
between being a militant pacifist
or a boring reactionary
I read the news and weep.

Lineage
has little to do with it;
the dinner conversations
are always heated.

Ever
attentive to detail, there are nit pickers
in my history, necks stiff
from keeping their eye on the ball.

Sometimes
blinded by the light, we get down
but we seldom get it right
in this half-jungle tundra

of sinew
and synapse
and a fleeting emotion
that would bring a tear to your eye.

2 thoughts on “Man or Ape

  1. jantanleo

    S

    Awesome voice in this. I hear you. Great poetry, Sarah. Timely when time for some simply means, “What can I destroy or tear down today?”

    J

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