The Science of Life 388
The CEO

 

When barbed wire fences
were first introduced
there were many cases
of the new-fangled fences
learning directly from the old.

May it not be
that they owe their fleshiness
to the cumulative effect?

Perhaps, but not necessarily.

Some very fair people
burn and suffer. It is so essential
any further mutations
towards skin were seized.
This is in itself just.

 

 

The Science of Life 683
Her Anger

 

It takes two to make a meal—the
eaten and the eater—

and the world
can weigh on the system like a dirty cloth,
hastily chewed

delicate machinery can be upset
or a septic focus can poison it.

If only it was as simple as that!

The following simple experiment
is instructive—

Fill the mouth with smoke; put the lips
into the kissing position; hold a reasonably clean
handkerchief taut across them;
eject

 

 

Happiness

 

when one locust meets another
the nervous system releases
serotonin, causing a mutual attraction
(a prerequisite for swarming)

(a prerequisite for swarming)
serotonin, causing a mutual attraction
the nervous system releases
when one locust meets another

 

 

Photograph © Franck Genten

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