ancestor under the skin (20170226)

storing oxygen
in a pair of secondary organs
while swimming through my blood

it pulled itself forward on flippers
rough-hewn legs too slow
to evade an apex predator

but then
it broke through my skin
and had the new world to itself

6 thoughts on “ancestor under the skin (20170226)”

  1. When my ancestors peek out of me, they look like they’re caged. 😀 Cool words! Did it hurt when your ancestors tore out of you or were they more like gassy farts?


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