The Human Genre Project

Chromosome 21

(a reply to “Barbed Wire” by David C. Sands)

Simply Simon,
concerted and planned misconception
and gifted with extra DNA.
Not random in its arrival
but charged with specific opportunities
for malformation
and metabolic dysfunction.
Battling and hunting for the hope
embodied in his double strands plus one,
we concoct a life
always one step beyond
the prescribed boundaries.

Cindy Morris