3-9 Helex

Helix

 

Age leaches life

out of my every DNA spiral

 

as time ruptures double-strands,

and unravels links with other threads.

 

My lower back knows ruptured cells

from lifting two 50 lb dumbbells

a week ago—a yearly event my wife reminds me,

and repairs linger longer this year

 

and longer next year.

 

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