It’s “National Poetry Month”

…and so, what the heck, two more recent poems:

 

The Human Genome Project

 

They decoded us, then

trademarked the parts.

In green, tended tanks,

suspended in nourishing brine.

Eyes, ears.  Kidneys.  Small, bobbing cocks:

replacements for factory fittings

ersatz and not nearly as smart.

 

By Order of the President

 

Find the reagent

break the spell

 

There’s still an outside chance

in your secret lab

 

Pls. advise on yr. progress

time is over and out.

 

© 2011 Cliff Burns (All Rights Reserved)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s