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  Smart Apes
by Lonnie Hicks
Monday, April 02, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The Apes are embarrassed by us.

The trees are leaving;
lurched away;
heading magnetic north;
sap cooled
and cold.

The elms,
uproot themselves;
and go.

Shade is gone.
The house is warm less;
night prolonged.

I see birds laboring west
unclear and direction-less.

Nature's abandonment
is profound.

I see no humming bird
at the outside feeder
now for weeks.
A tragedy.

Sorrow is a hoof-less stag,
the stunted bud on the flowerless tree,
the wind that weeps.

The bad air is Grey Green

'Beware of Smart Apes
wielding intelligence

Hope is the mutantcy
which may overcome Smart Ape Tendencies-

likely or
much depends
upon the answer
to the query.

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/12/2012
Stupid is as stupid does. Smart is a six letter word. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/3/2012
All of this is sad truth! Humans deemed themselves to be the most intelligent species on Earth....but how smart were we really???? We've destroyed so many beautiful natural treasures that can never be replaced....this one's a keeper, Lonnie....loved your phrasing

Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/2/2012
in a way it consoles me
(but only in a way) that 99%
of all the species that ever inhabited this
planet are extinct, so we no doubt, smart
or not smart, shall have our turn to go
and probably it'll be sooner than we imagine

thank you, Lonnie, for prodding me awake

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