Illustration for poetry life as we know it 6: Port Botany (click image for larger version). Here is a teaser:
Esperanto symbols, assemblages
debating Babel’s high rise,
permuting all our hopes.
Leonardo, his equations in a dusty
shaving mirror—we look towards the sky
and only see ourselves.
Polished rice grains whirling,
a stain upon the earth, rice becoming
organisms, a multicellular plague.