Author: Meridian Zuriel



It gets on sheets
Practically everything we touch
As if to leave a message
We were here
(When we’re dead and gone)

One Elder said
The same sheets we once used
And washed with Tide
Will be used by someone else
The same shoes
Will be worn by someone else
The same seats
Will be occupied by someone else
The same pillows
Will be laid on by someone else
Until a
Mixture of DNA
From people of both the past and present
Is embedded within and on
Every fiber

Bones can’t speak, but DNA can.
Thank God for forensics.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Saturday, December 12 2009, 05:15 pm


Bones are DNA, but the line: Bones can't speak, but DNA can...means, scientifically, that after a victim is no longer here to defend themselves, advanced technology, although proven to be defective in some cases, can uncover so many lies and close so many gaps. From watching Dominick Dunne's "Power, Privelege and Justice," for so long, it's amazing how forensic scientists resume a cold case file and link DNA to the right suspect and bring justice to a deceased victim.
Meridian ( -- Saturday, December 12 2009, 05:18 pm

Excuse me

The above comment should've read: It's amazing how detectives resume a cold case file and work with forensic scientists to link DNA...
Colin ( -- Saturday, December 12 2009, 05:27 pm

your work always....

your work always has the DNA of the finest writing... inquisitive, provocative and thoughtful!
Meridian ( -- Saturday, December 12 2009, 11:34 pm

Thanks Colin

Clarification 2.0

This poem can take on more than one meaning, perception and aspect. The last two lines, somehow, made me go off on a tangent and digress.

Taken a fancy to philosophy because it knows no bounds.
Name:                                           Remember Me

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