Monday, April 28, 2008

Programming

The white chalk lining of the egg,
the folds of the translucent membrane,
the red scribble on the surface of the yolk—
say: Cowbird.

The hatchling accepts this first lesson
and overwrites all later programs.
Its courtship language comes embedded
in the firmware

between the hard layer of shell
and soft albumin, threaded through
the cellular architecture clear down
to the core.


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7 comments:

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Great imagery of the Creative Maker at work.

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Linda

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SweetTalkingGuy said...

Amazing! I'm convinced that they must have a genetic memory...

Linda Jacobs said...

Great description of the egg! Love the red scribble!

Stan Ski said...

Good to have a plan you can stick to

my backyard said...

quite a description!

Beloved Dreamer said...

Great imagery and take on prompt. Wonderful.

love-bd

Princess Haiku said...

I like this a lot.