Near and far there are tiny creatures who we inhale, touch, and chew, They bear invisible features, unseen yeast and bacteria Who we inhale,touch,and chew blissfully unaware, living with unseen yeast and bacteria, vibrant life thriving everywhere. Blissfully unaware, living with microbes populating our bodies vibrant life thriving everywhere, a symbiotic community. Microbes populating our bodies, dancing give-and-take survival, a symbiotic community, Part of a massive biosphere. Dancing give-and-take survival, dates back to when life first began, part of a massive biosphere, billions of years in the making. Dates back to when life first began, near and far there are tiny creatures, billions of years in the making, unseen yeast and bacteria.
I’ve been reading about the Gaia hypothesis (living earth theory) and the role of symbiosis in evolution. This poem touches on these themes. The form is a Pantoum in response to this week’s Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge (#21). The pictures show bacteria, courtesy of Pixabay.com (click for top photo and bottom photo).
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