September 13, 2017 No Comments Miriam Uncategorized

orchid odes poetry prompts – ode to math

pistil prompt:

exercise your math & science.

sisters daughters
credit: belvin louie

ode to math

meiosis

we gametes seduce diploids sweet
to let go half number chromosomes

divide into four daughter cells dna
dance cards reshuffled cigarettes optional

don’t sweat the math we sexy cells come
to monkey your fruit & flower mountain

way war empire slave trade silk
road journeys spiced-n-diced yours

mitosis

we nuns back of mountain
monastery self chant division into

diploid daughter mini-monk
replicants identical chromosome

menu we are how you grow
heal divide multiply relentless march

nuclei proliferation baba gourd
seed to mama cymbidium sky

divide orchid multiply