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 Proboscidea

 

will eating this bible paper offset food sources turned to home sources? protruding incisors perched on four pillars supporting possible crushing, inside the ground stirring for minerals, hybridize lips with noses gets this flexible elongation, fifth limb with one1 or two2 processes end this facial grabbing. hangs between pointed incisors only drinking air from covered in liquids for half the day, sometimes. sometime lived sealy, scientifically thinking. sometime were thriving times. in wisdom thick skins wave thin ears, blood almost turning snow. sometimes passed, never the growing stops four giant pillars of being with one predator and no allegiance to any of their religious mechanisms. predating for ivory incisors in ceased legalities burning the traded, it persists. beginning to desist, more pillars bend at knees more thick skinned bodies cease being. fallen. head down, bowed as if praying to that they needn’t believe—“maker” of all things in the image of god he created {Homo erectus}.3 preyed and made to pray, these giants grow backwards, relatively.






1Elephas maximus

2Loxodonta africana and L. cyclotis—once thought to be a subspecies of L. africana, the   African forest elephant is now recognized as a distinct species.

3Genesis 1:27. Biblios.com. Online Parallel Bible Project. Web. 5 Feb. 2010.

 

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 Eschrichtius robustus*

 

answering with lance for lance wails grunt, moan clack knocks, dancing twelve thousand coastal miles suckling milk till can stir sediment sideways, bed slurps of silt, sand, much, tube worms, starfish, shrimp, et cetera meet baleen plates, keratinous fraying to hair filters. ered. will be eaten. the devil fish will beaten this lagoon while multitudes of sharks rushed to the fresh blood spilled floating goons discovered calving equatorial places thirstily drinking at every new gash as the eager Israelites did at the new bursting fountains that poured from the smitten rock. taken what will: paddle flippers, dark skin, white mottling. shallow migrants stones new dodgers spinning props sparser shores these arctic to tropic imperialized traversus wear incomparably with mechanized floating defactory. the science of international cease fire melts water. deconstructed summer, bread without sanctity, fires of melted rush through keratin hairs lifting new parasites from less organic sites. swallowed, strained, and borrowed all possible attempts national progression impediment to being swimming coordinated ways. curious this science slices little known with a frightful roll and vomit, {they} turned upon {their} back a corpse1 littles understood of steaked, krills left free from seeaating plates. the Israelites have water and god gave land in miles of water, take and rape, this is my body, massively swimming, wailing sub blues, stew this tougher cut than you’re used to.


*The only extant member of family Eschrichtidae, Eschrichtius robustus, consists of two subpopulations, one found in the eastern Pacific coastal regions and the other lives along the coasts of the western Pacific Ocean. The western subpopulation is listed separately as Critically Endangered. However, the Gray whale is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN when the two subpopulations are counted as a single species-level unit.






1Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. New York: Penguin (Non-Classics), 2001. Print.

 

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SAM SCHILD is a writer and social activist who currently resides near Chicago, Illinois. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in EOAGH, Upstairs At Duroc, Unlikely 2.0, BlazeVOX, There, Otoliths, Pinstripe Fedora, Anything Anymore Anywhere, and Moria.


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