DNA

19 Jul

cheetah face woman
Cheetah Face Woman by dreamglowpumpkincat210 on Flickr photosharing

She was patchwork
She was
counterfeit
plagiarized
poly cotton
implanted id
She was volatility merged with chaos
She’s why
neither borrower nor lender should humans be

She was gourmet blended DNA
She was
germinated
grafted
harvested
discarded
She was manufactured mammal no one had a taste for
She’s why
neither borrower nor lender should humans be

She was hope in a hopeless form
She was
too animal to be human
too busy clawing her way into her humanity to care
too human to let our disapproval matter
too full of life to die
She will test our humanity through her existence
She’s why
neither borrower nor lender should humans be

~Nara

This post was written in response to this week’s Carry On Tuesday prompt. Go here to see what others have written or to join in the fun yourself.

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22 Responses to “DNA”

  1. brian July 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    too busy clawing her way into her humanity to care…snap…this has a strong voice nara…well spun…

  2. Andy July 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    WoW! This is powerful!
    Fantastic imagery.

    Nice to meet you for the opening of dVerse

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Andy. I look forward to reading your work.

  3. Daydreamertoo July 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Wow… you and I must be on the same wavelength at times. I too, mentioned DNA in my entry today, how about that!
    She’s just a devil woman …lol
    This is fabulous.

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

      Spooky how we can think on parallel lines. Loved yours.

  4. Pat Hatt July 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    “She was gourmet blended dna” wonderful line there. Also completely agree with the last line. Great poem!

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks Pat. I wish this was just science fiction.

  5. David July 20, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Mysterious and a bit disturbing. Very provocative poem — I like it!

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks, David. It disturbs me too šŸ™‚

  6. siubhan July 20, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Some really great wordplay here! I like a lot of the same lines others here have mentioned: “gourmet blended DNA…”, “clawing her way into humanity…”…. Nice write!

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Thanks for the encouragement, Siubhan.

  7. Mike Patrick July 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    A great think piece. We have to wonder where we are headed. Patterson’s new book “Toys” is a spinoff of this same topic. It’s an interesting read too.

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

      Thanks for the book rec, Mike. I haven’t read Patterson, but I see his name everywhere. I’ll try this one.

  8. Belinda July 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    I absolutely loved this, Nara! And in many ways, there is a little bit of each of us in her and a whole lot of her in each of us. Now if only we could all embrace our multi-facetedness…

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

      Interesting way to look at it. I hadn’t thought about how much we have in common. My biggest concern is that these designer creatures will be like us without the rights and protections we have.

  9. Laurie Kolp July 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Quite the killer bee is she, I can tell. Captivating piece!

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

      Smile, nice play on words, Laurie.

  10. kez July 21, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    really great poem and fantastic concept …great take I believe, in if or when science for the sake of human vanity goes too far . Loved it ….thank you

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

      Thanks, kez. Wish I could guess what will come out of all this research.

  11. Alice Audrey July 21, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    If I can borrow a solution to diabetes from a lizard, I’m all for it. It’s the superficialities that have to be watched out for.

    • naramalone July 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

      That’s a sensible view, Alice. It’s the grafting human neurons into animal brains that really worries me.

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