Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

JAWBONE OF H. HABILIS

Robert C. Hamilton

Valley dust in a hot Afar simoom:
he stoops to drink from a shady pool.

In silence inconceivable. It will be two and a half
million years before the first rounded vowel

drags sentiment from a human pharynx,
Edenic shriek or tentative endearment.

Still, I feel your tooth decay. Look at that jaw:
you wince at the cold water, don’t you? Me too.