Minor Ideas

In Lapland the reindeer
are mutating due to
the radiation leakage
caused by Chernobyl.
It's predicted that
in the course of
several generations
an entirely new
species will evolve
lighter than air
lively and quick
but dwarfish
miniature as
a minor idea.
These reindeer will
be the kind
that will fit inside
a snowflake
paperweight.  When
you shake it
the snow will fly
and the reindeer
will be


"Minor Ideas" appeared in both 360 Degrees and The International Quarterly's issue on the effects of nuclear energy.