A-T/G-C: THE ANATOMY OF A POEM

          DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is the basis for all the processes and structures of life. It is           composed of four basic molecules called nucleotides: Adenine (A), Guanine (G), Cytosine (C)           and Thymine (T). These molecules pair with each other in forming the DNA double helix; G pairs           with C and A with T. It is the sequence of these building blocks of DNA that form the code for           building an organism.

             FeelinG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consciousness
        an ideA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thought
             WritinG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copiously
                     in an areA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The letters flow
                                     How is iT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All 26 letters the same
                                for every poeT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All different poems
                                ArranginG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Constructing
                     an ever changinG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Combination of   
               words, builT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As phrases  
Call it an ironic twisT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A                    
          subtle rhythmiC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gathering of          
      mental magiC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guiding          
          each biT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As a new poem
          But does meaninG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Come from what's expressed
  or whaT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As you read     
  you interpreT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allusion and allegory     
  defininG . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conveyance                    
  For it is arT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And not science          




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