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Waiting…a poem

green moss on brown tree trunk

and in the mossy forest
still lurk
waiting for their moment
to return


Photo:  Maeva Vigier

They still live among us…they are everywhere.

2 men walking on street during daytime

Photo:  Galle Marcel

Here are my questions…

gray elephant statue on green grass field during daytimeWhat if one of these dinosaurs needed to scratch his nose, or rub his eyes?  I mean they lived in a place where there was vegetation and that means allergies, right?  Sure they had more oxygen back then but still, sneezing must have been a nightmare, and how long do you think it took for food to work it’s way down that LONG throat?

I can only assume these guys slept standing up and never had to worry about biting their nails.  How did they fight?  Swinging their heads against each other, I would imagine. But that would only be possible if they had a built in system that prevented them from getting dizzy, blacking out, or falling over.

So, maybe these were the “flower children” dinosaurs.  Maybe they didn’t fight, or try and kill any of the others.   Maybe…they just foraged and hummed softly to each other.  Perhaps they swayed together and tried to stay out of the way of the meat eaters (still alive today).  Maybe they were “nice” dinosaurs.  We’re always ready to believe other species are nice and want to be friends.  It’s not true, of course, but we still fantasize about it.  Well, at least some of us do.

If these were real dinosaurs, I think they would be slow, like those in the beginning of Jurassic Park.  Not like T-Rex or the Valapsa Raptors.  Those guys are killers, and the raptors work in groups and are smarter than your average dinosaur.

Science currently has ways where it might be possible to bring dinosaurs back.  It wouldn’t surprise me if they did bring them back.  If Godzilla is not a cautionary tale, I don’t know what is, but as the scientists always say, “We do it because we can.”

As far as I’m concerned, dinosaurs had their turn.  The next comet is probably for us.

Photo:  Scott Greer

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