Does DNA chain you to your life?
Every G, T, A, C and U spell out your destiny?
Every double helix entangle you in
Both the web of wrong turns taken by ancestors
And the web you’re not yet bent on weaving?
Or the key to liberation?
A ladder twisting you a path
Out of the snakepit of ancestral wounds?
The genetic alphabet to spell out
How you want your life to read?
© ONE TAWNY STRANGER, MAY 2016