the way I smelled
in the sun, in the shade
standing tall, a pyramid
consumed. collected remnants
of things long gone, I still want you
to whip the polarized lenses from your eyes
in disbelief, in awe, with the pure admiration
of Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm for things since passed.
Renee Agatep quotes Jurassic Park at least three times a day and can’t think about the word “sap” without recalling that strand of animated DNA’s inexplicable southern accent. She is a 2020 Best of the Net nominee and her poetry appears in many places unlikely to appreciate this pile of dinosaur doo-doo. She can be found on Twitter @GoingByRenee.