What stories reside? Scribed in the annals of our DNA
Saccharine ATCGs to our dulcet ABCDs
What crossed out lines, what bookmarks staked?
Genes stage-actors each; trumpeted in vainglory, censured to obscurity
'Neath quarrelous quills
Methylating, quibbling, acetylating
Every coition the re-incantation of a recombinant epic
Every cremation the immolation of a fallen Alexandria