Heredity

Aurora Sullivan, 2017 

Every moment, we triumph over

The inevitability of decay, feeling life as circular,

Frenetic chromatin winding and unwinding

Generating the pieces of what we think of as ourselves

We are clumps of atoms colliding,

Tottering through improbable into factual

Carefully, according to genetic blueprint

Assembled by glorious profusion of cellular apparatus

We announce ourselves eukaryotic with novel

Temerity and confounding complexities,

Capable of building skyscrapers but never

Given to stop wondering why

Image credit: what-when-how

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