Doc In A Box 

“Is it the Levi operon?”
he asked in a moment of clarity
putting a little blue gene
in everything he made.

Restriction endonucleases cannot
have privacy rights!  Ligate the ends!
Call in the clones!

Yet ampicillin resistance was not enough;
transposons changed the channels!
Cable obsolete, should have
used satellite.

Global positioning here? Now?
Orbits have cantered and I
apogee for the perigee.

And as the flagellated invaders came,
futility overwhelmed the telomeres;
collapsing the known world
to a tiny drop of goo.

—Robert Moreland, Pleasant Prairie, WI