Evolution Theory

the Creator’s pet rat nibbled
a hole in the packet of humans
every last one escaped

leaving the world to its own
devices the Creator
taught the rat to read

confident such a strategy was
the best way to avoid
similar disasters in the future

Suzanne Verrall lives in Adelaide, Australia. Her flash fiction, essays and poetry appear in Atlas and Alice, Flash Frontier, Archer Magazine, Lip Magazine, Poetry NZ Yearbook, Australian Poetry Journal, and others. www.suzanneverrall.com