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For Physicists

( After Margaret Atwood )

Before the embryo
that multicellular organism
something cracked—
the egg, wafting
as cottonwood
suspended
within
a deeply folded
mucosal surface.

A precursor of cells
differentiating themselves
into angioblasts,
giving rise
to a formation;
roadmaps of vessels
and stem cells
segregating
into elements.

One ellele
from each parent
contains every ancestor's DNA
before us; conjoined
manufactures
its own blood and cells
to evolve—
survive.

Blood is the Breath
that bellows life
into human form,
an archaeological archive
continuing its course
through hollow bones,
until whitewashed
earthen fossils

burying another lifetime
in our Akashic records.
~
Ahavati
Author's Note
Inspirational poem: 'For Archaeologists': https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=31176
Classic Corner Tribute: Margaret Atwood:...
Inspirational poem: 'For Archaeologists': https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=31176
Classic Corner Tribute: Margaret Atwood: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11965/#537278
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