Sunday, August 04, 2013

V. 2, #129, August 4, 2013

He's old now, all his research prizes lined
on shelves beside the model of the brain
he made, books annotated to explain
his methodologies--how he refined

and altered DNA from donor cells,
nurtured them in a dish until the two
pink crenelated domes emerged and grew,
then joined to build the temple wherein dwells

that mystery, the Mind. Since then his fame
has grown much faster than a germ could sprout
on agar in a lab. The hulking brute
he planted that brain in, which bears his name
(mistakenly) he doesn't talk about.
Since it's most likely dead, the point is moot.

1 comment:

Scott said...

I ran out of room at the end of this one (obviously), and I'm thinking I might continue it in a future sonnet...make a sonnet series, something I haven't done before. Could be interesting. Stay tuned. :)