Neanderthal Messiah — 41

Neanderthal Messiah
1 min readSep 16, 2020


UW Madison’s Sterling Hall XX

Professor Nobler’s Commercial Chemical Applications 404

‘Dow, the Army and Ensign Bickford

Will need you to draw

Ammonium Nitrate for ANFO

Or Uranium 235 bonds

Or gelatinous gasoline, NAPALM, burn rates

[Using an overhead projector, sighing, he draws.]

But since you cannot detect

The Nitrogen in the air you breathe

Nor fuel oil’s Carbon Monoxide [motioning outside]

You’re drawing your own warning.’

[Photographers Doyle & John draw the chemicals.]

[A Ford Econoline parallel parks outside.]