This poem is taken from Stand 236, 20(4) January - March 2023.

Tim Liardet Four Poems

The Two Undiscovered Receptor Genes Speak of the Man Below Wearing Bird-of-Paradise Crocs

Let us speak as two anonymous receptor genes
(…whose Latin names are yet to be discovered by the scientists)
of the man who walks below us in such bright crocs.
Once, he ordered ninety-five sacks of gluten free stoneground flour
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