creative ramblings & reverie

Friday, January 6, 2012

Natural History

Four-year-old Todd espies the uncaged dinosaur looming suddenly over him.  The massive jaws swing open just beyond his head.  He screams and screams, petrified in his tracks.

He feels a massive desolation overcome him.  Then sobs, intuiting a mother’s grief.  Too awful, being torn apart.
But whose loss—hers?

She swoops down. 
Nuzzles him. 

(after a day at the Field Museum)

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