The Gene Meme Machine Scene


David S. Ullery

The backyard keeps its grass in a lawn,

But not Straight.

Wild, white flowers with roses,

Gather around its rounded edge on one side.

The gene,


Survival machine,

Enters the backyard scene;

To exercise,

To clean.

The yard is now Straight.

The wild,

White flowers,

The roses;

They remain.

The lawn,

The machine;

They are trim.