Dragon’s Teeth by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Kendall Evans

Dragon's Teeth image by Richard Svensson

Dragon’s Teeth by Richard Svensson


Dragon’s Teeth
David C. Kopaska-Merkel  and Kendall Evans

Our teeth fell out like seeds
The new children of Medea

Extinct species resurrecting,
White-feathered dinosaurs,
Albino Dire Wolves and Deadly Manticores
Prowling the arctic’s equatorial islands

Our own ancestors,
Giant rats,
Camels like giraffes

Rhinos 11 feet high at the shoulder
Sabred cats and sharks
A chitinous group-mind

Groves of starships underground
Unexpected Nautilus-style portholes
Fittings with organic shapes
Of pahoehoe lava

Our DNA-mapped and -manipulated children
Modified dogs walking upright
Machined, man-made sons of men
Artificially intelligent appliances

In our clenched jaws:
The seeds of new teeth,
Germinating future generations
The shifting / changing forms
One day to walk the Earth
Approach the stars



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