Land Sharks by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Land Sharks
David C. Kopaska-Merkel

A second chance crawling out of the sea ,
Bewildered by what they found,
And didn’t find,
But lobe-finned sharks quickly got a handle
On the whole terrestrial thing,
They diversified, filled empty niches
, Eventually a few began to cogitate,
Made tools, became pastoralists, built cities,
Wondered about old bones,
Long-abandoned structures
Too symmetrical to be natural,
Plastic everywhere,
Eventually shrugged, reinvented wheels,
Looked to the stars.

First appeared in Dreams and Nightmares October 17, 2018

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