Bipedalism is Uncritically Accepted as a Given

Bipedalism is Uncritically Accepted as a Given Among Humans


“Walking assuages or legitimizes…alienation.” Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit         July 32 2014


I did not crawl.

Some say that’s a shame

And did something to the development of my brain.


I struggled gravely,

Against gravity,

To stand on two hind legs.

Alone, I overcame my fear of edges

And countless other obstacles

Then walked across a carpet to my smiling Nan.


This monstrous victory was applauded

And from that I learned

That going against nature

Has its own rewards.


About Llyn De Danaan

LLyn De Danaan is an anthropologist and author. She writes fiction and nonfiction. Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington.
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