Poems of the Week


“Missing man found dead inside dinosaur statue in Spain
[Police] believe the man died while attempting to retrieve his cellphone,
which had somehow dropped inside the Stegosaurus statue.”
New York Post

by Ruth S. Baker

Our exit paths have changed, it’s clear: the mammoth in the alley;
The caveman’s club; the hero’s spear; the slaver’s leaky galley;
The Spanish flu; pan-global war; split atoms; air pollution;
But phoning in a dinosaur!—how’s that for evolution?