Gift of TardigradeI'm trapped in this macroscopic, primate form.
Stubby legs squirm beneath my skin.
I wish to live amongst the ferns and moss.
Like a bear in a lush forest.
But I cannot
I curse this highly developed brain
Problem solving and rationalizing are overrated
I'd be happy with a simple primitive ganglion.
I yearn to be tougher than any animal
Able to survive high radiation and extreme temperatures.
I would thrive at pressures that would crush my macroscopic
Even the hard vacuum of space wouldn't harm me.
I'd simply curl up in a ball and dry myself out.
Waiting for conditions to improve.