Vishakha Mukherjee

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Aging and Decaying (Prompt 2)

May 26, 2020

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We're all aging and decaying,
And there's no way of escaping.

Our telomeres shorten and shorten,
Our invisible lifelines shorten with every division,

Youth lies at the ends of our chromosomes,
Not in the creams or serums we adore so much,

Stress reduces their length,
Trimming our lifespan like a skilled gardener in a particularly savage mood,

Mitosis- Identical division
yet not every chromosome is as identical as we would have liked,

We're all aging and decaying 
And there's no way of escaping.


 
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  • outoftheblue

    This is amazing, I love scientific poems


    6 months ago