MITCHEL COHEN: Genetic Engineerings

with apologies to Joyce Kilmer

I think that I have never seen
A tree as lovely as the Neem
Whose twigs when chewed prevent disease
Keep bugs away by grinding seeds
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of vipers in her hair
Who folds her leafy arms to pray
That no one steal her DNA
Patent her soul. What sick disgrace
Would profit W. R. Grace
And Company? Forgive my rant, O
But Grace is owned now by Monsanto.

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