Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wildlife Doc

When I see
a nature movie,
I can forgive the predator
for vanquishing the prey.
I share the lip licking
and understand the hunger.
But sex is different.
The female witnessing
the urge driven contest
with not only procreation
but the sweat of defeat,
the curling liquid over the thighs at stake.
I watch the dominance battles,
tooth and claw,
defeat of the father by the son,
groundwork of oedipus,
marginal male slinking
around the edges of the herd,
stealing glances and chased away.

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