illustrator Neil Waldman
by Andrew Gent
Every poem has been written before
at least fifteen times.
The Neanderthals discovered caves
already painted with the story of their lives.
They invented fire
over and over again.
And you & I
whisper the same sweet nothings
we were born with.
“History” by Andrew Gent from Explicit Lyrics. © The University of Arkansas Press, 2016.