Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Wall as an Island

After the giant tortoise was unshelled and
gutted, we mounted the head.
It hung next to an iguana’s.

For days after, the two heads seemed
to rest in peace; old friends from Galapagos.

Next on Dad’s list was the cranium of a finch.
They would be his Three Stooges,
a complete set in mint condition.
Who could place a monetary value on that?

Dad wanted to buy Darwin’s skull also,
but mom wouldn’t let him.


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