Land Sharks

Designed as tiny harmless pets
       their escape from the genetic lab
was barely news worthy.

Cruising the concrete sidewalks
       their miniature fins bobbing up
through cracks in the grey squares.

Hoping for a tired pigeon or dropped food
       steering clear of leather soles
and running rubber cleats.

When death comes their tiny bodies
       lose form and meaning
becoming part of a crumbling sidewalk.

You might see a round gray pebble
       of an eye glint before it rolls over
to its rough concrete stomach.


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  2. Draven Ames says:

    Great poem. Makes me want to write a story about those little land sharks. Wonderful images.

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