Friday, May 15, 2020

Genetic inheritance

After Romans 5:12-21

Genetics are, or can be,
destiny, giving us height
and hair color, eye color,
skin color, ear size,
foot size, and, often,
health or aspects of it.
Strings of DNA twist
down generations, twist
down time, certain
combinations never
letting go, never
disappearing, tagging
along generation after
generation, replicating
and never weakening,
never disappearing, more
than a parasite, part of 
the genetic core.
Genetics is destiny, 
the guilt of birth broken
only by the gene-changer
nailed to a tree.

Photograph by Hal Gatewood via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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