Science tells us the process exists
in the thing itself. A chimpanzee
is the sum of its processes, both
kinds within and without, one
metaphor of iteration at all scales.
Physiognomies, behaviors, moods
multiplied out of primordial soups,
spermatogeneses, ancestors as large
as sperm, once the largest things
living on the face of the earth.
All this in the glassy look
of a chimpanzee clumsily
shucking nut-paste with a spatula
fashioned from a broken stalk.