These are linked poems created week by week for a year, inspired by the book No Choice But To Follow, and the poets therein who did it first.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

October #3

To My Mitochondria

I remember painstaking lines and
careful colouring-in 
punctuated by leaning back
in blissful satisfaction to 
admire the result.
I learned their biochemistry
and their physiology
gazed at slides
from microtomes.
I once knew such a lot of things
and now that knowledge
is long gone.
All I can recall from then - 
diagrams in felt-tipped pen.

Michele Brenton


  1. Great response to a difficult opening!

  2. Thanks Rosemary. I really thought this one was going to beat me. :)


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