Museum of Science and History


Growing up black white trash you grow up

the only and complete / Whale skeleton

In the local mammals wing


Of a museum of science and history in a land-locked state

You grow up Lord     bigger and smaller than you are and were

You grow up white


But not a white that counts it makes

People uncomfortable

who when they think of white think of linoleum


You grow up a display case     Lord in which

Two hares have been arranged to illustrate

The influence of environment on coloring


The one     / Brown as the dirt it dies in

the other so white it disappears behind the glare


Shane McCrae