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Dominant species

October 3, 2008

Ruthless chemistry rained on them;

Their nervous systems–skewered by a barrage of poisonous needles.

Then ensued the desultory scurrying,

The involuntary spasmodic disarray,

Their eventual submission–lying on their backs, legs bent inwardly,

Reminiscent of human foetuses resting in wombs.

Escape proved futile for others:

They were flattened between floor and shoe,

Or became the obituary sections of rolled-up newspapers.

Creatures that could survive a nuclear holocaust

Met their end in the decay

Native to the human heart.

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