Drew Baughman

History’s kidney is not so interesting.

Not very difficult to apprehend, say, like a mouse
leery of the feet of children.

When History is invited to a civil war
or an assassination,

nobody explicitly invites History’s kidney,
because everyone takes for granted

that History will not be on dialysis.

If a bird happens to eat it, it is not an omen,
it is merely a bird eating the kidney of History.

It is not important.
It simply makes urine from the fourth dimension.

Anatomy-wise it resembles perhaps
an oyster knocked up by a sousaphone.

. . . On the other hand,
History is said to have the most fabulous breasts.

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