An Ode to the Cell
Feeling rather wet at a seedy junction
where junctional complex was stable and tight.
The only entrance into the cell
was connection through a gap
in the lipid bilayer sea.
Only to be let in by
a brilliant flow of electricity.
A place where function
is expressed as form.
A perfectly balanced city
built on crystal microtubules
formed into long stretches
of majestic highway.
On the highway a variety of motorized
units of protein, a Kinesin taxi,
a Dynein bus for our seat.
As we peer out the window
we see sparks from ATP generators
providing power and efficiency to our movements.
Vacuole high rise apartments.
New vacoules constantly created
by Golgi Apparatus factory powered
by collective energy created
and stored in Mitochondria.
We see a place where the motorized
protein buses receive their coded orders,
Smooth and Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum,
branches of government that receive RNA law
to implement and socialize cells citizenry.
Each bill carried in Rough
Endoplasmic Reticulum is a protein.
Building blocks to creation of movement,
in a city where great government
rules through a simple logical code
housed in the great Nucleus.
Where each code is translated and given
to Reticulum as protein law.
When age falls upon members
of the working class they retire
from a life lived in cellular law
when entropy has the final call
we see the cell inherit it's own
to recycle and reuse every molecule
with power stored within Mitochondria
a centralized, organized, translatable
by a sea of lipid bilayer.