Lightning flashes across the maddened sky
cuts molecules in half and you can count the seconds
1...2...3 and crack and boom!
Storm moving fast as clouds churned up by a whirlwind
dark masses floating in ethereal airs:
turned hot on its heals an evolution
of stomaching stuffs and growing the belly's bulge.
Fat now made famous
its consumptive powers render supposed evidence of our own will to fight
mano y mano
guilty till the last man standing
in this myth of meritocracy.