what Darwin knew

The twinkie is extinct,

they recently announced.

We used to nail them to the wall

to see how long they would last.

I guess even the finest chemicals

can’t preserve things


Take the bible thumpers

who believe the Grand Canyon.

was created 5,000 years ago

with one thrust of His Fist

or the global warming deniers

who think we’re simply

(Originally published in Hobo Pancakes)

passing through a phase.

Doomed to extinction,

every man jack of them.

As Darwin discovered

evolution always takes its toll

even among those

who don’t believe in it.

So let the simpletons rant.

Eons of time are on my side.

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