Me and Darwin

Darwin scratched his head
and kinda said
it went together
that if – by mutation –
you had acquired
something much-desired
[like some sorta
survival advantage]
it would be carried forward
by your offspring…

but, [now climbing up
the thinking hill – phew, pant]
doesn’t that equate
the will to survive
with the urge to procreate…?

Works for baboons, I guess
but [phew, pant] with none
to carry on anything of mine
[and that, by choice]
I wouldn’t be so quick to conflate
an impulse to reproduce
with a desire to [phew, pant]
make it to old age in one piece!

I think raising kids would have finished me off
years ago




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