Denis Mair Poems
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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 ...
The Lawn Grass Elf
It was during my Walkman summer
I learned my lesson not to walk home late
To my low-rent street
While immersed in a violin concerto…
Suddenly two punks pulled a knife and gave me
A pretty heavy frisson of mortality.
After that I saved my Walkman
For walking near the park of Roses.
The landscaped and trellised yards