“LIFE IS LONG AND FULL OF ACTION AND COLOR”
I've been reading a lot about evolution, specifically the anatomical changes that made us able to live in communities. And part of this study has involved reading Darwin's writings—which offer many little poetic gimmes—such as this title. The poem began there, and I found myself omitting linking verbs as I wrote which later made sense to me. By definition, linking verbs express being or experiencing. And this poem hints at the opposite of that--of living too briefly for experience to register.