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Original Soup Of Life
Tell me, how can six feet of DNA get wound up inside a nucleus that is measured in microns?
How can so much thread get unspooled without tangling? And how does it get wound up again like a hawser?
How does DNA in a chromosome get so packed into coils and supercoils that it becomes a big biocrystal?
When the cell needs a certain segment of coding, how does the double helix unzip to the right place?
Before the cell divides, the DNA must be copied. How can the helix possibly unwind at 100 rpm during the duplication?
When the cell is ready to divide, what ...
Pigeons Of Warehouse 20
Pigeons are the final wild birds of the city
Smudged by soot from diesel engines
Waiting for crumbs from someone's hand
They become scenery on the square
On the square there is a fountain
And pigeons need to quench their thirst
So pea-brains of pigeons contain a fountain too