I Wonder What It Felt Like

I wonder what it felt like:  the prehistoric DNA that curled through its reptilian veins, twisted and full of knowledge.  I wonder what its dragon's spines felt like, dwindling from the mold of skin that once outlined a slow-moving mountainside – a rough, breathing country.

I wonder what it was like, to see inside the eyes that had blinked through the birthing lakes of a green age, to witness the lifting of a planet's sleep.  I wonder what it was like, to feel the bony architecture of claws and teeth growing out of its body, blueprints for unimagined generations.

I wonder what the cold blood was like – Arctic blue and ice - resting in pools inside of muscles and tendons stretched like yards of living fabric.  These yards wove a Mesozoic tapestry that nurtured prehistory's secrets within its threads.  An embroidery of nerves, with synapses glowing like bonfires, urged the sinews into movement – shifting the plates of a protesting earth, challenging its young geology.

I wonder what it felt like, the tornado of years spinning down paths of extinction and exhaustion.  I wonder what it was like to evolve to this final place, to be a dinosaur, full of memories, warming itself on a brick one sunny afternoon.

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8 responses to “I Wonder What It Felt Like

  1. He looks restfully bloated and content. I wonder what the cold blood was like – Arctic blue and ice – resting
    in pools inside of muscles and tendons stretched like yards of living
    fabric. – love that line.

  2. [this is excellent] I always think about former dinosaurs when I study birds strutting around.

  3. Swooning with goosebumps, Aubrey. A stunning piece!

  4. It's hard to beat an afternoon on a well-placed rock, soaking up the sun.

  5. Poetic science, I love it. I also wonder how I could get more in touch with my reptillian brain. The brains of cats have many ancestral memories, as well as those of birds and reptiles. It's fun to observe.

  6. to witness the lifting of a planet's sleep. Wouldn't that have been a wonderful sight to see!

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