Originally Published in the August 2012 Issue of Empirical
A butterfly at rest in Madagascar
stilled tsunami winds in Fukushima
saving who knows how many from instant death
so they can live to watch cockroaches giganticize
from radiation like 1950s movie monsters
who–I should note–never left the theater
or insinuated themselves into the food chain.
One if by land. Two if by sea.
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