As he watched a spell-bound little girl
by a purple dinosaur
preaching love and caring
He wondered whether the extinct creature
knew of the irony it represented.
and modern little girls
were the commonality of his life.
The span of the centuries
had not cured him.
Women surrounded him
tore at the epidermal layers of his being
caressed his insecurity
and challenged his ability to live his life
He was a Neanderthal
struggling to survive
armed with a stick
travelling through deadly marsh gas
Fearing the monstrous anger
of an unthinking beast.
Could he escape his past?