. Fallen Arches “Not one change of species into another is on record… we cannot prove that a single species has been changed.” ---Charles Darwin I heard today that Darwin’s Arch had crumbled. Its lid blew off and plunged into the sea. The dizzy heights of Charlie boy have tumbled. Two gnarly stumps mark where it used to be. Those stumps are set to drag themselves to land Away from all the thrashing, limbless fish; A bold mudskipper jump to golden sand To pose in stone; symbolic simian bliss--- Two sturdy stacks like stocky apish legs About to spring and swing through every tree--- A monument evolved from silted dregs Surviving with the fit; a vital key--- A wink to Darwin-backers on the brink Of finding that forever missing link. . Turtletown Bard Service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v1Sae3gMLtv0 . . Susan Jarvis Bryant is a church secretary and poet whose homeland is Kent, England. She is now an American citizen living on the coastal plains of Texas. Susan has poetry published in the UK webzine, Lighten Up On Line, The Daily Mail, and Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets).