Evolution of Thought

It’s a scientific fact

dinosaurs sported feathers first

evolving into birds of flight

that grace our skies today


And science proclaims thousands

of different species

every color shape and size

flying over mountaintops and oceans

riding winds of change


I may not be religious

but it’s surely more than science

that pulls each bird back toward home

after traveling the world


It’s surely more than science

that compels those swallows

to return

with precision every year

on the feast day of St Joseph,

patron saint of immigrants,

defender of the poor


There’s a secret waiting in each egg

that hatches into being

an age-old hidden mystery

or maybe it’s divine –

the scientific secret code

directing every heart that beats

Forever, throughout time


(Day 21: 1 subject 30 ways #sciencepoem)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to Evolution of Thought

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    this is really beautiful Kathleen!

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