Neanderthal Man Dies Out



Neanderthal Man Dies Out


My life’s timetable supplants the jerk.

Boorish, gruff brawn replaced with sane kindness.

Loutish blame countered by the textured lines

of smoothed manners, while the iron-hearted gloater

is sent to the graveyard of the coarse and 

contemptible, where gardens of truer hearts,

and unflinching dependability bloom,

covering old, unpolished steles.

Unsophisticated discourtesy

Is no longer active, forever dislodged,

as the intrepidness of refinement

becomes the new, joyous state of my affairs.



Linda Imbler


 Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep” 

second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights.  

Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, 

and That Fifth Element, and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  

In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.


  1. Our behavior needs a deeper examination. But good start.

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