By Alan Shapiro

Natural Selection

proceeds by chance
and necessity

becomes nonrandom
through randomness

builds complexity
from simplicity

nurtures consciousness
unconsciously

evolves purposelessly
creatures who demand

purpose
and discover

natural selection

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Comment by Chris Highland on October 21, 2009 at 5:21pm
Poems can also be for thought, inviting images in the words or concepts themselves. Thanks Alan. Keep at it.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on October 21, 2009 at 10:03am
Ha! Thanks for posting that.
Comment by Timo Ostrander on October 21, 2009 at 9:34am
not bad, though from a purely literary perspective it lacks concrete images which most skilled poets would say is vital to a successful poem. I do like the cyclical nature of it, the quasi-irony inherent in the ideas and the accuracy of what it say. it describes NS well. What else have I read from Alan Shapiro? Or am i thinking of someone else?

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