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Alchemists and Dinosaurs

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Alchemists and Dinosaurs

by Pat Tompkins

 

we like to think we’re superior

unlike those foolish people of the past

with their many mistaken ideas

the flat earth centering the universe

 

unlike those foolish people of the past

looking to augury and soothsayers

the flat earth centering the universe

readers of astral charts and tea leaves

 

looking to augury and soothsayers

unlucky numbers, inauspicious days

readers of astral charts and tea leaves

chiromancers, prophets, profiteers

 

unlucky numbers, inauspicious days

attempts to make sense of the unknown

chiromancers, prophets, profiteers

beware of those who disregard

 

attempts to make sense of the unknown

scientists can’t explain everything

beware of those who disregard

hypotheses, experiments, theories

 

scientists can’t explain everything

gold still holds power over humans

hypotheses, experiments, theories

doubt about different chemistries

 

gold still holds power over humans

with their many mistaken ideas

doubt about different chemistries

we like to think we’re superior

 

 


Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in KYSO Flash, Grievous Angel, Thema, and other publications.



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