I am not one for poetry, I will admit it. I have never considered myself romatic and I confess that sometimes it puzzles me, the whole abstract writing thing with love phrases and stuff. Note that using the word stuff should by itself give you a clue to how I feel about poetry.
Anyways, Yeah, Poetry.
So it turns out that a tormented poet (aren’t they all) decided to "insert" poetry in a bacteria.
Now, lets hold this thought for a second.
When I heard that My mind just blew up with questions. Literally. From What? to Why the hell? to how…..?
So, insert poetry in a bacteria. In codes in the ADN cellular structure, as an amino-acid I believe.
Why? Well, come on, you have not figure it out? Because, silly, bacterias could outlive civilization and the earth itself. So, in order to preserve your work, you should totally consider putting it inside something that will indeed survive. Makes me think about my contact list in my phone.
Ok, before my mind starts to blow up again, I will continue. Cause it is not over.
So, this amoniacid thing there inside the bacteria will break down. And this poet believes that the result (another code of aminoacids or proteins, heck I don’t know) its the poetry response of the bacteria. Because Now Bacterias respond, to things you insert in them.
that up there between parenthesis is the black hole thought this created in my gray mass.
Lets go now, continue.
So, dear poet and scientist, Um, you inserted information in a bacteria and this one is responding you. Correct? Correct.
And the information you decided to insert was poetry. Correct? Correct.
Now, what did the bacteria ever do to you? Why in the world the thing we inject this poor little creature is some tormented thought of the human kind? Talk about close encounters of the whatever kind for this little thing!
Now, another thing. Ever thought -and this is based on the premises that the bacteria is indeed responding- about asking… I dunno… Hey there bacteria, whats up, listen, would you by any chance know the mystery of your origin?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM BACTERIA?
Hey, do you know some of you cause really mean diseases out here, would you happen to know what can we do to stop it?!!!!
Hey there bacteria, tell me more about you. I am all ears (and microscopes, and syringes, and computers and stuff)
No. None of those questions. No.
What did we do as humans? We inserted poetry, the most selfish thing i have ever heard in my lifetime. We (as human race) inserted P O E T R Y into a living being. An unilateral, tormented, confusing thought full of sentiments and probably pain that has no question mark. We inserted a monologue. Brilliant. That is how we want to be known in the bacteria world. As unilateral selfish assholes.
And we are. Indeed we are. This is only another proof of it.
Let me just repeat this. One of us inserted poetry into a bacteria, and the bacteria broke down the information turning it into another poetry I guess. It is mind blowing and immediately sad at the same time.
This, my fellow human being, is simply undeciphrable for me, because as I said before, I do not care for poetry, but now I am totally rooting for bacterias.