i was downgraded

image: Schokraie E, Warnken U, Hotz-Wagenblatt A, Grohme MA, Hengherr S, et al. / 2012 / (CC BY 2.5).

Tardigrade Dream Ukiah Haiku Tanka Fu

Dreams from another planet—
I was downgraded.
I’m an ancient tardigrade:

Eyeless and armored,
Yet kind (harmless to humans),
Parthenogenic,

Sharp-clawed and faceless.
(Only a mother would love)…
I am my mother!
I float like a bathysphere
Through an ocean of pale sounds.

image: Bob Goldstein and Vicky Madden, UNC Chapel Hill / 2008 / (CC BY-SA 3.0).

What I’m Reading:

“When the larvae sleep they dream of eating their mother’s corpse.”

— Garth Simmons / Hole Punch

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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