“In Defense of Mechanisms”
Pursued, I ran on the litter strewn beach.
Dogs howled, glancing back was not productive.
Among the less than pristine dunes
were painted signs conceived in a hurry,
DR. MOREAU NO LONGER PRACTICES HERE!
I stumbled, my thighs inconsolably stressed.
To pause was not entirely temporary.
I heard my own scream not express optimism,
that one obtuse voice as close as is to breathing.