from Book of Conceptual Anarchy, cont’d


The dinosaurs

didn’t really do much

with their 200 million year

reign of the planet

except run around

and eat each other.

Don’t be a dinosaur.

Dinosaurs really didn’t do squat.

Well that is not exactly true.

I have a piece of coprolite

in my antiquities display case.

Coprolite is fossilized dinosaur dung.

So, I guess they did do squat.

There is really not much evidence

that dinosaurs ever existed

unless you really dig for it.

Whereas 67 million years after

people vanish from the planet,

you will still find Styrofoam cups

from McDonalds washing up

on even the shores

of the tropical paradise, Antarctica.

Which will be further proof

of the existence of people.

And if people do somehow still exist

on the beautiful beaches of Antarctica,

they would probably use

their intelligence

to worship the great and all-powerful God,

Ronald McDonald,

whose evidence

would undoubtedly be found

throughout all parts of the world.

Peter Payack has lived on the Left Bank of the Charles River for some forty years, and was Cambridge's first Poet Populist. In addition to bathroom walls, Peter Payack's poems can be found in The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and sandblasted into the floor of the Davis Square Subway Station on Boston's Red Line. His poetic innovation Phone-a-Poem, recordings, selected papers and realia were recently archived in Harvard University's Woodberry Poetry Room.

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