Zest Lit Issue 2, October 2013 - Page 17

A culture in progress.

Change happens in dreams.

For DNA is a binary code,

adaptation a misspelt key.

A cult of progress

step-slipping backwards,

clutching at digital,

blind past the screen.

Of culture, the progress,

fertilised by our blood.

The richest mines are in the dumps

with kids deformed by stunted growth.

This culture of progress

has illusionary steps

along an evolutionary moonwalk.

Through cities not long from sand.