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Keith Allen Daniels has been publishing poetry since 1972. His poems have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, SomePIG! (an "arachnoid poezine"), Weird Tales, Recursive Angel, Poets of the Fantastic, Narcopolis, Once Upon a Midnight and numerous other magazines and anthologies.


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Molecular Poetry

by Keith Allen Daniels

Function follows structure
up from molecule to brain,
whose schematics are reflected
in the thoughts we entertain.

Even poetry and music
are informed by DNA,
and the cadence of a sonnet
is genetic, one could say.

Whoever claims that verse is free
perpetuates a sham.
Enslaved by biochemistry,
I think, therefore iamb.