The nature of the distance between us (a poem)

Every once in a while, I remember that one zoology class I took…

I don’t share
that particular fascination

It was interesting
when I took that class in college
but a couple of random facts
and an in-class demonstration
that made everyone cringe
(blood flows in only one direction)
are all I remember

I prefer the metaphorical blood and flesh
to the real thing

They’re less messy
and can be erased
without consequence
(except for the odd paper cut)
or significant expense

(3 September 2018)



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