A Poke

As
ant, flea, spider, cockroach, worm,
bird, rat, opossum, raccoon, deer,
thrive in the city skin,
and

huge
highways thunder
skyscrapers aspire
coliseums roar
dumps sprawl,
and
forests phoenix
into paper, goods & homes
water hydros
into electric, light & power
minerals vulcan
into steel, propulsion & jewels
elements transform
into energy, force & annihilation
genes pool
into medicine, organs & immortality
space telescopes
into satellites, wormholes & infinity;

humans umbilical electronic,

and
scientists discover the body
awakens every ninety minutes during sleep,

a relic hiccup.