Humans, or: Sacks of meat

A ‘Daisy Chain’ poem

Walking sacks of meat,
Meat, tender and soft,
Soft like eggs, I would think;
Think about our many vulnerabilities,
Vulnerabilities no other creatures share;
Share your personal reflections and learning;
Learning over generations sets humans apart;
Apart from that, what traits are there?
There are our thumbs, opposable and long,
Long, embarrassing childhoods that leave us blushing;
Blushing, in fact, is itself uniquely human -
Human as fully upright walking...

‘Daisy Chain’ poem?

  • The last word in the line becomes the first word of the next line.
  • To end the poem, the last word is the same as the first word.

Murisopsis’ Poetry Scavenger Hunt

This โ€˜Daisy Chainโ€™ poem was written for Murisopsisโ€™ Poetry Scavenger Hunt.


Twiglets #295

soft as eggs


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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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18 thoughts on “Humans, or: Sacks of meat”

  1. Hehe! I’m sure the other top predators see us exactly as walking sacks of meat – tender and tasty! No wonder tigers become mankillers once they have one taste! Your daisy chain is an excellent poem on a touchy subject… Many don’t believe that there is anything that really elevates us beyond animals….

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