Darwin when the Beagle docked
proclaimed the end of miracles,
revealed revelation a ruse
conceived by humans to soothe themselves.
There in the Galapagos
he suddenly saw that Time
scattered its remains
in no special order.
Layer by layer the transmutation
of wings and eyes and claws
crept forward on its own
without the fingerprint of God.
Darwin , holding high a fossil,
wondered if creatures could love
if living things lived
for their own love alone.
Only the undaunted see what Darwin saw
and still hold fast a lover’s hand,
knowing the stony eyes of the universe
never really blink.