Friday, January 30, 2009

Beatings




Beatings
(Or More than anything else Life wants to Live)

Those few cells
torn from your heart
will still beat rhythm
in a Petri dish.
Living cells make noise—
listen to the choir in the yeast
of Sunday morning's
toast sing high c.
Can you imagine scientists
hearing a scream
just before death?

2 comments:

Craig and Bethany said...

Crazy that we only hear a tiny slice of the whole sound spectrum. There are probably some pretty significant things that masquerade as total silence for us - everything from bitterness to photosynthesis.

Love it!

Craig and Bethany said...

Keep 'em coming!!