Giovanni Bellini

Requiem for a Blind Watchmaker

Evolution is Cleopatra with ancestral
insects in her dead womb; the face of
Darwin on poison butterflies, recursive
angels in metamorphosis, the transformation
of the worm, a decaying queen geometry,
hordes of locusts assembling in DNA
designs, the architecture, code and
god computations, a Pharaoh
manifesting the taxonomy
of decay; desert flowers
blooming in the heart
of Alexandria, and
funeral pyres
burning on
the banks
of the

Tim Jeski

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