Saturday, June 12, 2010

In Which I Ponder Strange Group Behavior And Posit A Possible Cause

We know that parasites can make us dumb:
For instance, snails who host this one flat worm
Grow fat antennae, colorful, that squirm
Just like a caterpillar, so a bird
Will snap it up and thus wind up a host
To yet another cycle in the life
Of this odd creature. Humans, too, can boast
Of something just as strange. We cease our strife
With one another at odd intervals
To chase a black and white ball round a field
Or watch as others do it. How this pulls
Us from our other pleasures just might yield
A scientific paper, someday, fore
Some xenoanthropologists. Oh, score!

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