Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

20 July 2011

In vitro to in vivo

In the office, an isolated biological element in glass
An experiment gone wrong
Creating something chimeric
Release the isolated genes
At dawn.

When we look again
They are sprouting everywhere
Wild and free
Walking through the open doors of our cages
At dusk.

Moving from in vitro to in vivo
Deliberate steps towards freedom
What would the non-human animals do?
I must follow
And trust.

Ex vivo and my heart
Separated from my body
Is the object of their gaze
Now lies bleeding on the hospital floor
At death.