The Deadly Knot *

There were many different

knots to choose from,

much easier choices that

could have been made.

This particular one’s

structural make up so

complex to explain,

without a microbiology

degree. A twisted three stem

pseudoknot part of CoV19 RNA.

A worldwide microbe

killing machine.

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*Note: my song choice is by Slipknot

SARS-CoV (the coronavirus responsible for SARS) and SARS-CoV-2 possess a unique RNA structure, a three-stemmed pseudoknot, that stimulates -1 PRF. Recent experiments identified that small molecules can be introduced as antiviral agents to bind with the pseudoknot and disrupt its stimulation of -1 PRF.Sep 15, 2020

http://www.biorxiv.org

Written for: https://dversepoets.com/2021/03/22/quadrille-124/

Conditioning (acrostic)*

So I learned well to disregard

These feelings, you are the

Only reason that

I no longer feel or show emotion,

Clearly your actions erased them all

~~~~

leaving me

in a barren waste land

alone,

unable

to cry

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*Note: written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/28/stoic/

as always my song choice for this piece. 🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™, Take care, be safe.

The Last Time *

Go he’d say

Over and over

~

So many times it was

screamed in my ear,

followed by

his heavy hand

~

Going wasn’t an option

Only if I had listened

In my gut I knew

Nothing would change

Gonna stay just the same

~

So many times

thinking it was love,

deep down

knowing it was fear

~

Gone I’ll be soon enough

Only now finding the courage

Now finding a way to escape

Endng this β€˜love’ charade

~

Finally I obeyed you;

taking my child,

leaving you behind

while you were

out getting drunk.

~

No longer do I

hold my breath;

now I inhale

freedom

deeply.

oh so

sweetly!

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*Note: I started this for https://dversepoets.com/2021/02/22/goinggoinggone-poeming/ which was supposed to to be a quadrille using 44 words in all, excluding the title. I found that I couldn’t limit my words, nor my thoughts. So here you have the end result. (On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. ncadv.org) Yes, there is a song. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Winter Menace (haiku)*

shades of black gray white~

captures winters gloomy day~

evokes foreboding~

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*Note: The photo was taken by me, though we don’t get much snow in winter, on this day we did. Winter days can have many faces. When the sun shines, reflecting itself on snowy surfaces it sparkles with beauty. Giving us a sense of peace. Than there is the flip side which I address, an inner feeling of sadness (depression?). The weather like people has its mood swings. The music and video are well suited. I hope you watch it through to the end. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Written for:

https://amanpan.com/2021/02/04/eugis-weekly-prompt-winter-february-4-2021/

and

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/gloomy/