In my laboratory,
shiny, sharp instruments nestle
in the pockets of my apron and I ponder
the problems presented by my pantry.

Into the slimy-stock spring-pond
(don’t forget the zircon crystal salt!)
for the abeogenesis of my brew:
go ubiquitous bean and an isotrope onion.

Dispense to this deep-hot biosphere;
liberal chunks of pre-prepared
protein compound.
(or leftover lunch ?)

Loosen the sediment with milennial swirls,
spontaneous generation will be the reward:
a metabolized fusion of coacervate droplets
ready to speak its essence and stand alone.

©Cindy Taylor 2008


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    Maybe Mars will shed some light one of these days!

    1. theonlycin says:

      And your comment immediately drove my mind to a song 🙂

      Journalist: No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us…

      “The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one” he said …

  2. nrhatch says:

    Love this “metabolized fusion” born of “milennial swirls.”

    1. theonlycin says:

      I learned a few things while doing this poem Nancy, nice little bonus facts to fatten my mind 🙂

  3. Lyndatjie says:

    English please? *blink blink*

    1. theonlycin says:

      hehe … science will do that to a brain!

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