The Shallow End of the Gene Pool

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He just can’ t get past

the shallow end of the gene pool –

his thoughts are skipping stones,

bouncing off a surface as smooth as glass.

Any conclusions which need to be drawn

are best left to the artists;

he is too occupied

in swallowing his own press

to go off the deep end.

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15 comments on “The Shallow End of the Gene Pool

  1. jaels says:

    This reminded me immediately of the old song, “You’re So Vain”!

  2. lylekrahn says:

    Cut to the core. Well said.

  3. This poem is so stereotypical L.A. :). Not my LA, which is all about spiritual growth (and that is a big community here), but the LA of shallow pleasures, you know?

    • melodylowes says:

      Yes, I know what you mean. There is much in our world that is all about the shallow pleasures, when we could be diving so much deeper. Thanks for your wise words!

  4. Reblogged this on Cytherean Dreams and commented:
    This poem is so stereotypical L.A. . Not my LA, which is all about spiritual growth (and that is a big community here), but the LA of shallow pleasures, you know?

  5. Heidi Viars says:

    I think he needs to be careful not falling into that puddle as he looks to see how wonderful he is …

  6. Debbie says:

    I love the characters you keep bringing us in your poems! Great one, Melody!

  7. I love the lightheartedness mingled with reality’s brusqueness ~you’re the best!

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