And then they came to ‘Exhibit A’:
They came in flocks and crowds,
In floods and surges,
Sang requiems and dirges,
Or broke into pandemonium;
They showered with likes and approvals,
With Machiavellian maneuvers;
They burned with their hot, hot gusts,
Then passed like a cold, amnesiac breeze,
Burn and freeze.”
“What did they fear?
(After all, they were Human!)”
Winter’s jabbing spear:
The desert sun,
The desert nights . . .”
About the Author
‘Specimen’ is about the realization that despite the vastness, the complexity, and the apparent significance of the human cultural experience, we are merely one of the specimens of the experiments of Nature, and are concerned with fulfilling immediate (but not necessarily, teleologically germane) needs like protection from extreme conditions such as heat and cold.
About the Illustrator
Modita is doing engineering in UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She aims to travel
the world, and has becoming famous as an artist on her bucket list. Her Plan A is to make her parents proud and Plan B is to open up an Art Gallery. You can find her works on Instagram and her Facebook page.
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