Three Poems

 
 
The Science of Life 683
Her Anger
 
It takes two to make a meal—the
eaten and the eater—
and the world
can weigh on the system like a dirty cloth,
hastily chewed
delicate machinery can be upset
or a septic focus can poison it. This is in itself just. If only it was as simple as that! It is so essential
any further mutations
towards skin were seized. The Science of Life 388
The CEO
 
When barbed wire fences
were first introduced
there were many cases
of the new-fangled fences
learning directly from the old. May it not be
that they owe their fleshiness
to the cumulative effect? Perhaps, but not necessarily. The following simple experiment
is instructive—
Fill the mouth with smoke; put the lips
into the kissing position; hold a reasonably clean
handkerchief taut across them;
eject
 
 
Happiness
 
when one locust meets another
the nervous system releases
serotonin, causing a mutual attraction
(a prerequisite for swarming)
(a prerequisite for swarming)
serotonin, causing a mutual attraction
the nervous system releases
when one locust meets another
 
 
Photograph © Franck Genten Some very fair people
burn and suffer.