The Cell - Poem by Leslie Alexis
You know I never noticed the world was a cell,
For twenty-three years, I lived, and I just could not tell.
Train track and roads, are tubules - taking along the way.
Some places are lysosomes – all the wise keep at bay.
America is the nucleus, for it tells the world what to do.
Protein expression is the same as keeping of a curfew:
Some are always expressed – that is where man is free;
Some are found all over - they’re expressed ubiquitously!
China is the Ribosome, and Golgi – where things are completed,
Packaged and shipped over - many times repeated.
The big nations are organelles, the small ones - vesicular sacks,
No part stands alone, for then it destructively lacks.
The ozone is the ECM — it tell what can get in:
Like that astronaut whose parents came from Berlin.
Cops are system checks, keeping crooked DNA on track,
Doing their best to halt bad habits, it’s hard to go back.
There it is, this big world is a mirroring of the small
This I wish you to remember, to remember above all:
We all share this splendid cytoplasmic community;
Its life or death depends on the actions of you and me.
Copyright 2010 © Leslie Alexis
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