Reasonable Creature by JD DeHart

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Reasonable Creature

Milton said humanity
has his seat in reason,
I say teeth,
I say we sharpen our minds
on the substance of the day
changing them as we please,
wearing our animal
masks to the party, concealing
the totem inside,
pretending to be artful
in our sounds but knowing
we are only growing instead.

JD DeHart - click the image to visit his web site...JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from RedDashboard. Much more on JD DeHart can be found via his web site by clicking here…

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