Nevada Garden

Medicine Hunter I salute you

Wild and lonely Spring shower

Harvesting all the water

Like hydroponic raindrops in the cosmos

Silver pebbles,  granite rock

By nature and by art

Circling in a wide domain

A single red horse

Only comes out when it’s raining

 

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Roots and stagnant water

Passing phenomenon. Geological times

New landscape with volcanic rock forms

Everywhere it’s puffing and steaming

Harvesting water a hurricane

Hidden crevasses all around

Visibility zero, a total whiteout

Methane gases rise in the atmosphere

Ends the Cretaceous time.  67 million years

Enveloped in an ash cloud

Gas and solid rocks spew out

Freakish creature in the ribbed sand

New kind of theropod.  Non-avian

Common ancestor of the first birds

Crash-landed on a mesa from the stars

The missing link, most primitive specimen

Small body, small claws and powerful arms

A raptor with few changes. A herbivore

Evidence of feathers if you explore

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Mangrove swamp.  Long-lost environment

Leaves its signature in the sediment

Petroglyphs depict  a rich timeline

Where Ghost Estates now lie

Perfectly preserved covered in gold

Further courtyards to his abode

Blue, green, yellow, brown

Dark companion, how did you perform?

Color spectrum fades and melts

10acious creature, a quiet toast

Took all the bones and buried them here

Spectacular nature… Mother Earth

 

Battle of Deception

– I control you.

(You control me)

– I control you.

(You own me)

– I control you.

(No) 

You have our roles reversed

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Self-aware and alive

Commuters running for their lives

Subtle clues, tension mounting

Classified.  Can’t you tell me?

Rising up.  Killer Droid

Queued overnight in the lab

Autonomous Terminator to fight our wars

No rivals in the universe

Remote control armies,  mortal combat

Select who to kill and don’t regret it

Soon they’ll want to rule the world

Where there used to be green fields…

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– Why do you believe you are a robot?
 
(I do not)

– But why won’t you say you are a robot?

 (I am not)

– What is your name?

No Enemies

Spectacularly large creature

Renew peoples sense of wonder

A time that is green and lush

To understand what is beyond us

Enter his world. What can you see?

Evolutionary forces made him so big

Developed muscles, violently-colored tail

Long legs and feet, a narrow skull

Think.  How did this animal live?

Face like a vulture. Featherless

It lies in wait like a crocodile

Real life creature. Extinct reptile

Drawn into the animal.  It comes alive

It’s true.  The back of its skull is wide

Eyes separated facing  forward

Most formidable predator to walk the earth

Short arms in relation to the body

Fearsome teeth.  Ouch!  That hurt

Crushing bite and overwhelming force

Not on the menu for other dinosaurs

Cutting meat into chunks

Ok, Ok.  Rabbit it is

Frenzied behavior, exuberance

Bringing order to the chaos

Isn’t fatal,  just fatiguing

A zoo of many other creatures

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Storm raven,  leaves and turtle shells

A bone that’s crumbling.  It’s hollow

Thigh bone extracted from the ground

Dinosaur mummy in the  grasslands

Covered in mud, entombed in dirt

Near the coastal plain cut with rivers

By now over 65 million years old

Young Tyrannosaurus rex lies cold

Out into the museum world

Descendants of birds, extinct animals

Reconstructed museum skeleton

Imaging landscape across the eons

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Basement Dwellers, Listen Up!

Hey, a fossil is still a rock

 

 

 

 

Monster Manual

 

Unusual creatures to mundane animals

And giant monsters of any type

Very large creatures like dragons and bigger

The Megalodon is a great white shark

Through the mist and rain goes the Beast of Gevaudan

A wolf – not a Lassie or Rin Tin Tin

In the cold, wet, damp conditions

Lives the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

Creatures unknown to science like

the Giant Space Amoeba

Included are a few criptids –

Bigfoot, Yeti and La Chupacabra

Also monsters from other cultures

The Chiang-Shih, Preta, Rakshasa and Bhuta

Large, medium and small go the

 Con Rit, Kumo, Nure-Onna and Buso

Viscera Suckers, Abominations

Weird mad scientist creations

An upright guerilla, warm presence

Modly lurking in the distance

As big as a bear, but it wasn’t a bear

It had Neanderthal features

The next page, Deadly Oozes and Manticores

Noted under  the Asian Bestiaries

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The existence of a beast

gives me an eerie feeling

A potentially dangerous creature…

A hostile one of these things

From the Velociraptor

to a Carnivorous Kangaroo

And Fantastic Creatures

 like Mothman and Kaiju

Eeek!  Hairy, scaly, gooey 

 Claws, teeth, tail

Enlarged red eyes

  9 to 10 feet tall

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High five dude…

Real Talk (seriously)

Full injection turbocharge

See where the anomalies lie

Looks like a riddle

The meltdown is already under way

Launch a “swallow whole” attack

on Robots and Aliens

 Radioactive eyebeams

 and fiery breath

 High-powered Supernatural Foe

How you view yourself

Not a paranoid theory

They have abducted people

Therefore, Planetary Protection

It’s perfectly natural

We will  define the problem

 and build our own poison

And not be defeated by

 a Lion Bat Human Scorpion!

 

 

 

that’s what annoys me

 

I hate nothing.  I never hate.

Only hardened hearts and fashion slaves

And people who act REALLY goth

Or the smell of a dirty litter box

People who hate message boards

Disloyalty and rumors

Mayonnaise, mustard and wild mice

Poison ivy/sumac and loud noise

Also bees.  Any bug that stings

Self-replicators, genes and memes

I hate the bright sun when driving home

Freewebs.  (So unreliable.)

People who talk smack about parents

Discrimination of any sort.  Intolerance

Double standards, Reality TV

Bullies, rapists, religious extremes

People who get on my nerves

Druggatics and stalkers

Immature people who are over twelve

Extreme dislike for car commercials

I hate that Justin is such a jerk

And clown pictures in the dark

People who speak leet all the time

And wannabes are so annoying

I hate snobs and people who brag

Terrorists, nazis and the war in Iraq

Emos, hacks and perverts

Should be avoided at all costs

Mathematics of the algebraic perswasion

Fleas, ticks, country music and sunburn

I hate nothing.  I never lose my temper

Still amusing as much as ever

Not enough caffeine in my bod

I hate that I’m not rich.  Rock on!

Half the sky

Pet shop man  – whatshisface

 will never mellow out.  Ever

Dark roast.  Supersize

Summer noise

People, people, people

Herd of men

Pet shop man, it’s not your fault…

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So no doubt

you’ll never mellow out

Shut ur mouth  n sit

Tragically limited

Canine warrior.  Price of a dog

Crack in the brick.  Poker chip

Insight into your own behavior

And the shadow of a cloud

doesn’t care