• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 06
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The Wisdom

This is our work:
to create efficient crossbreeds
genetically modified myths
grown here in our own laboratories.

Over here, you’ll see, is one of our more
successful experiments. The foetus
is nurtured in the pouch we created
by blending marsupial genes
with baobab tree.

This is our mission:
to sit together on termite mounds
and conjure symbiotic monsters
for our histories. We do this to survive.

This is the wisdom:
Rabbit hearts will rise with the sap
and beat in slow time with the swell
of new bark. We will soon become
part man, part beast, part tree.

Listen carefully, and the teacher
will reveal the secret.