Her tail is longer than her trunk.
So what has she to do with me?
Please step aside while I debunk
the notion that this brittle chunk
of dirt and bones in Germany,
this trail of lug nuts in a trunk,
connects me to the lost homunc-
ulus in Darwin’s recipe.
Just step aside while I debunk
this “missing link,” this tidy hunk
of Eocenic property,
entailing lumbars up the trunk.
This end-to-end neanderthunk.
Atypical. (A travesty!).
Now, step aside while I debunk
this lemur-like primatoskunk
(can we just leave the lemurs be?)
whose tail is longer than her trunk.
Do step aside as I debunk…