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DNA






By Brett A. Starr on December 22, 2021











(by the way

12-22-21

is a palindrome and

an ambigram,

for numerologists)

This picture obtained from

 (1) DNA Art - Bing images

Johan Swanepoel

 

I’m sure you’ve all heard of DNA.


The microcosmic stuff from which we’re made.


But if you’re curious and dig a little more.


You’ll learn something you’ve never heard before.

Ten pentagons positioned in a circular array.


It’s just the top view of our DNA.


The double-helix unequally spaced.


The geometry is sacred and falls into place.

 
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Like two spiraling snakes ascending high


Climbing a ladder up into the sky


Adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine


Funny names – what do they mean?

 

Instructions are delivered every day


Through the messenger RNA


Daughter molecules are replicas


That interplay the cells in all of us.

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Did you notice the similarity – 


Of the DNA’s spiraling


And ancient Greece’s Caduceus?


A coincidence seen by some of us.

 
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This symbol of two entwined snakes


About a staff with wings it makes


Not to be confused with Asclepius – 


The rod of one snake is not Caduceus.

 
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Either way, you may wonder why


Professionals of medicine mostly comply


The Asclepius rod with one snake reeling


Reveals the Greek god of healing.

Yet, some still use the double snake – 


A tough historic habit to break.


The U.S. Army Medical Corps


Use this symbol during peace and war.



 
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To care for soldier’s injuries


To heal the wounds and treat disease.


But, the W.H.O. and the A.M.A.


Chose the rod with the single snake.

 
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Along with India, Britain and France


If you don’t believe me, just take a glance.


But, despite the rod and serpent confusion


We all are amazed by the allusion.

How a creature known for destruction –

 
Is used to symbolize healing instruction.


You see – the characteristic of the snake


The shedding of skin, make no mistake

Resembles the transition of sickness to cure


To prolong our lives and help us endure.


The ailments of life along the way


To preserve our body’s DNA.

Another symbol of a snake


An ouroboros, a circle makes


Represents the immortality –

 
The circle of life, and infinity.



 
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