Reverse Evolution by G. Louis Heath

Beware the big dogs in your neighborhood.
Treasure the huge shagbark hickory in your

Backyard. Practice climbing it, sit on a limb
That dares bear your corpulence. Swing from

Branch to branch. Give the foliage a brisk
Flossing. You need to leave your bipedal past

In the leaves. The dread return to the trees is here.
Animal Control just lost funding at a city council

Meeting where dog owners brought their dogs.
They strained on their leashes and growled a lot.

G. Louis Heath
G. Louis Heath, Ph.D., Berkeley, 1969, is Emeritus Professor, Ashford University. Clinton, Iowa. He enjoys reading his poems at open mics. He often hikes along the Mississippi River, stopping to work on a poem he pulls from his back pocket, weather permitting. His books include Leaves Of Maple, Long Dark River Casino, and Redbird Prof: Poems Of A Normal U, 1969-1981. He has published poems in a wide array of journals, including Eunoia, Episteme, Black Poppy Review, Lunaris Review, Indiana Voice Review, Whispers, Dead Snakes, Raw Dog Press, Weird Reader, Literary Yard, and Houseboat Literary Magazine.
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