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Pearly Whites

Rotations, Revolutions, and Turnovers

By Gerard DiLeoPublished 20 days ago Updated 20 days ago 1 min read
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

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!


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  • 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!

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