Poetry by Neil Mincey
Recital by Author
  Art by X-8
'Barren Tree' © 2006 X-8
Common Denominator

Isosceles triangles of hydrogen/oxygen.
Aquaporins admit molecules in single file.

Water. And other
trendles move through
all vessels winding in you.
The same as the bear.
Same as the eagle.

Same as the green people
named Arabidopsis Thaliana.
So named, transformed from
leaves blowing in the wind
to frozen cells behind windows.

You examine them, catalog their elements,
compile formulas, assemble into variants.

Have you wandered
Loess Hills, where
they breathe?