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)

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