Life without a spine.

Author:Nordgren, Sarah Rose
Position:Poem
 
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Try to imagine your entire body as a face and your mind a color, an electric secret kept even from (especially from) you. But we want to think about terrestrial life--we're like this great museum muralist who blotted out sea creatures and insects once the vertebrates appeared. We'd rather gaze at reptiles that run like dogs, and mammals trundling towards us in a great progression, than conceive of the underwater mindflowers floating oceans covering (to this day) seventy percent of Earth's surface. Even now, I whose language breathes my mind out in airy tendrils, I diminish them by...

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