Poets logo

Pearly Whites

Rotations, Revolutions, and Turnovers

By Gerard DiLeoPublished 20 days ago Updated 20 days ago 1 min read
7
Every dog has its day.

Its pearly whites

Feed the Pearly Gates

In hogbelly bites

When it masticates

*

Rudimentary arms

Will flap impotent

Even its thunder-thighs' charms

Won't outlive the rodent

"Who's laughing now, lizard-brain?"

*

Its doom comes

From the skies submitted

And evolution from

Rendered less fittest

*

Too big to fail

Makes failure likely

Sinking in shale

And extincting politely

*

The world will revolve

Rotating daily

Flora and fauna evolve

And Nature selects gaily

"Time's up, thunder-thighs!"

Elegynature poetry
7

About the Creator

Gerard DiLeo

Retired, not tired. In Life Phase II: Living and writing from a decommissioned church in Hull, MA. (Phase I was New Orleans and everything that entails. Hippocampus, behave!

https://www.amazon.com/Gerard-DiLeo/e/B00JE6LL2W/

[email protected]

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights

Comments (5)

Sign in to comment
  • Rick Henry Christopher 16 days ago

    The last two lines encapsulate it all. Good job Gerard!

  • Lamar Wiggins19 days ago

    -Sinking in shale And extincting politely- Lol. Loved that line.

  • Who's laughing now, lizard brain? Hahahahahhahaha! Loved your poem so much!

  • John Cox20 days ago

    Too big to fail! Hilarious! Loved your poem, Gerald!

  • Rachel Deeming20 days ago

    Excellent and as usual, the little asides and captions have me chuckling!

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.