Genetic Implosions

They met in their thirties
after singleness led to more
singleness and childlessness.
They looked forward to raising
children in a family they
created for themselves.

At last they had each other
marriage and a home together.
Two children arrived before
their parents turned forty
another slipped in just after.

A thriving family culture
burgeoned with visits, cards,
phone calls, skyping texts
and emails with uncles, aunts
brothers, sisters, cousins, with
grandparents living nearby.

Genetics now threw forth its
ticking time bombs in children’s
genetic problems, As these were
faced head on, new health
time bombs confronted the
older generation debilitating
grandparents in their sixties,
in their seventies.

The new human longer life
is erratic in its well being.

Previously posted July 2017.

Genetic Implosions

3 thoughts on “Genetic Implosions

  1. I enjoyed the poem and wish I had been the one to write those first two lines. The temptation is great to “borrow” them and see where they lead… I only know it would be a very different direction. 🤣

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  2. As i was reading your poem, the thought kept coming to mind, that these days, in spite of all medical advancements people are dying at a younger age due to heart attacks and other health problems. And now the coronavirus !! I think we will have to learn to live with it. Take care. Regards.

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