Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology
for Alan Turing
by Alicia Cole

An initial set of two or more

mechanisms will lock together

for strength. Try to arrest their

motion: painted, brilliant.

Remember, they know guns.

Remember, daddy taught

them how to fight when they were

still boys, praying they’d remain

that way. Input apples, they share

the core lovingly; output selves,

indeterminate birds rear up

from freshly engineered soil.

Alicia Cole
, a writer and educator, lives in Lawrenceville, GA, with her husband Roger, their cat Hatshepsut, and two schools of fish. An active member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, her poetry and short fiction have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Goblin Fruit, Paper Crow, Aoife’s Kiss, Through the Gate, Demeter’s Spicebox and Futurdaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction. Her musings on writing and life can be found at three-magpies.livejournal.com.

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