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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


by Alejandro Escudé

 · by Rob Stein and Eyder Peralta

Couple Spends $100,000 To Clone Deceased Dog, Gets Two Puppies 
HuffPost Science, Dec. 28, 2015

A chance to wipe
The death-slate

And raise a clone.
We might dictate
Morals of old
But none do hold,

The messiah
Willing to pry a life
From the mouth
Of god.

I gaze at
My bloody feet,
The dust, having wandered
The desert,

A rueful act.
One traitor equals
One billion

With minds set
To explode or be

Holding a shadow
Should be
A harrowing thing,

To feel the body
There, only to witness
The darkness.

Alejandro Escudé published his first full-length collection of poems, My Earthbound Eye, in September 2013. He holds a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and teaches high school English. Originally from Argentina, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.