This was not the burning of witches or heretics
but the burning of a continent
And survivors with numbers tattooed on their arms, straight as a
the ink indelibly blue, unlike the blessedly changing ocean.
There’s something to be said
for loving your life,
exactly as it is—
Never forget how easily we love what survives to be loved.
propel yourself forward—
as in airplane force
or Air Force or forceps
forcing a baby to be born
The famous primatologist calls for an overhaul of food habits to prevent a future pandemic.