Crustacean Cloning

Split into two, I glisten in the shallow shore. Split into two; A bitter taste of déjà vu. You guard me with a tender claw, Before deciding I’m worth more Split into two. This is a Rondelet, inspired by recent research that investigates the relationship between the Lybia crab and a sea anemone species belonging … Read more…

We Are All Made of Stars

13.8 billion years ago the universe EXPLODED into life Cutting through space time like a celestial knife Through butter and Bringing with it every permutation And combination of events that Will ever occur. The remnants of that blast Forgot the heat of their ferocious past, And the tiny particles came together To form elements of … Read more…

Plains of Paradise

The echoes of your past vibrate through space, And secrets lie beneath your broken skin; The cracks and rimless craters on your face, Reveal to us what’s hidden deep within.   Now frozen underground in super lakes, Under a pitted surface lined with breaks; A reservoir of life within our sight, To reach for when … Read more…

The Division of Life

Meiosis is the way new life is made, Two rounds of cell division is its aim; This is how information is conveyed, Ensuring pairs of chromosomes remain.   Two rounds of cell division is its aim, And whilst it tries its best this match to make; Ensuring pairs of chromosomes remain Means that the offspring’s … Read more…

Senescence by the Sea

Whilst it is certain that we all must die, Why is it that we must grow old with age? Our final acts upon this mortal stage Would seem less fierce if youth would not pass by.   But urchins in the sea do now defy The thoughts that drown declining minds with rage: Whilst it … Read more…

Biological Entanglement

Your search for energy you can’t suppress, Looking for particles of light on waves. A perfect quantum engine you possess, Your search for energy you can’t suppress. Entangled in the wet chaotic mess, As light is trapped forever as your slaves. Your search for energy you can’t suppress, Looking for particles of light on waves. … Read more…

You Were Once a Star

So you were once a star that could not shine; Your mass too low, reactions could not start. A lonely planet, that was your design; There was no fusion in your gaseous heart. But now it seems that you are just a part Of some celestial pattern in the sky. You orbit a true star; … Read more…

She Refuses to Help But Still You Try

You reflect happily on times gone by, On parents that raised you the best they could. Her early life was damaged; you won’t pry.   Remember when you caught each other’s eye, Both spotting a mouse corpse oozing fresh blood; You reflect happily on times gone by.   You build the mouse a tomb whilst … Read more…

Where Water Was

Your reddened skies and barren soils conceal A frozen mass, but once it was a sea Infrared telescopes can now reveal What could and should, but never was to be.   A mighty ocean spanned the northern realms With winding river delta, and with lake And whilst deuterium now overwhelms; The absence of its sibling … Read more…

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