Making Me

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monkey tails

dogs’ fan their happiness your way

cats’ brush away their worries

birds’ catch headwinds intending to tear off their wings, rise up

mice’ leave a trail behind them, a haunting memory

lizards’ pulse with the resolve to live another day

foxes’ mock fools chasing after them

mans’ were caught long ago

metal jaws gleamed in anticipation

a proud smile

substitute fangs

safeguard against beasts

the connection snapped


hot tears

a final primal cry


the birth of a new species

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