Philosophia: The Red Queen Race | The New Engagement

Philosophia: The Red Queen Race

By Tania Escobedo
Philosophia: The Red Queen art

I always thought myself a late bloomer;

Incarnadine came last,


The blues came first,


Lackadaisical in the red queen race.


I stand antipodal to all.

Amorous pathogens chasing me away;

They catch me!

The name of vagrant desire folds me into a kite!

Eros of the mind, and of beauty hunting.


I fly, fly, fly.

Into dominion in disarray of orgasmic wisdom.

Control was my only benefactor,

I am poverty stricken now, alone in the hands of a predator.

He devours my essence in swift inhalations;

For pleasure, immortality, and procreation.

‘Tis the summer season of heat induced emotion.

It gives meaning to reason, and reason trails by.

Animalistic, I rise from the brutish species.

Love is the cicerone to transcending.

Socrates much obliged.

All equal; genes relocating in loci of polyamorous DNA.

Higher into the universe ascension.

Eudaimonia arrived.

I am not a slave of compulsive obsession;

Objects achromatize and disappear.

The red queen race; finds me here in space.



Tania is currently a Sexology, Gender Studies, and Society and Genetics student at UCLA, on her final year, and she holds a Psychology Associate degree. She uses her growing knowledge, as a sex educator and an avid human sexuality researcher, to actively present across borders; with a strong belief in interdisciplinary approaches, and acceptance of all genders. She writes for pleasure on her spare time, and revels in abstract poetry, and non-linear short stories. The themes in her pieces stem from her concentration in human sexuality: biology, evolution/genetics, psychology, philosophy, and the female world with gender roles conditioned. 

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