Monday, October 11, 2010

The Experiment of Life

It seems when things are going right
We forget how precious this experiment in life is.

Our cells divide a million times
Before we blink

As we drink our morning coffee
It becomes a part of DNA

Spiraling in a helix toward
Our irises and fingertips.

A billion cell-divisions can be flawless yet
One reaction forms a tumor,

Cyst, or cancer cell
To slowly unravel threads of life

Spun with such precision
In the body’s apex.

That tomorrow every organ,
Every function is capable of halting –

Like an engine that’s begun to smoke
And swiftly overheats –

Shows the futility in petty grievances
And postponed dreams.

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