This stalk of corn was the sole survivor in a huge expanse of recently-cut stubble.
I found myself wondering if — through natural selection — this hardy specimen will pass those harvest-resistant genes down, engendering future generations of corn that WILL NOT BE CUT DOWN!
Might we see a revolt? An insurrection? Might the Children of the Corn rise up and refuse to submit to the tyranny of human domination and slaughter?
Clearly, I don’t have enough to occupy my mind on my morning bike rides …