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Jurassic Avenue « The Imagined Worlds of Michelle Yvonne Merrill

Jurassic Avenue « The Imagined Worlds of Michelle Yvonne Merrill.

For Josh, Zach, Lucian, the other ghosts, and for all of us still up on two wheels…

 June 7, 2012

Jurassic Avenue

So small I am on my bicycle

as behemoths travel beside me.

I braid the halting path of a diplodocus bus

its danger not in malice but mass.

The dull eyes of a charging stegosaurus fail to notice

my vivid display feathers as I wheel past.

An allosaurus pursues, then overtakes me

rumbling its contempt as it chases worthier prey.

I am too small to warrant attention

but if not quick and clever, I may still be crushed.

Fragile as I am

I may not survive this day

But I know

in the hollow spaces of my bones

That one day their kind will be fossils

       and my kind will fly.

One response to “Jurassic Avenue « The Imagined Worlds of Michelle Yvonne Merrill

  1. wonderful!

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