'fear of bodies and the magnetized whirlpool of gas'

I am a predation species
    do not eat.
vein-frail recluse
    squalid and bobbing
a man who was rich 
    and still living in poverty.

redundant doo-dads
    and symbiotic partnerships
it cleans out its parasites
    by just adding one and one together-
used to be agonistic
    becoming symbiotic together.
chemical and biological weapons proliferations,
    biological things can happen to you
disputed territories
    arise upon.

dont aim for perfection
    the problem is infectious disease
we hear a lot these days
    "the only process that works / focuses intently on failure"
what went wrong
     in the town report
the oil rig that went up in flames
    as a spotlight,
or a map
    deaths due to improvised explosive devices
is on display in this tragic scenario
    based on plans and descriptions
a young specialist
     in hill-billy armor
what are we doing,
     design a vehicle, after this altercation.
welcome to this theater
     without and idea of-
we're incredible
     we're in-credibly adaptable.
sailors didn't know exactly where they were
    creative redundancy
form a partnership
    DARPA.

the spotlight on myself
    the sticking point.
it covers itself in a protein cloak
    now i have a built-in
shark conservation
    shark-fin soup
such a richer sense
    risk-filled and unpredictable

-a creative adaptation of the first CIGI Signature Lecture of 2013 by Rafe Sagarin.