Body Remembers: | Marlena Chertock

I
congealing into miniscule form
in a uterus, four limbs,
10 appendages, but one letter
switched in the COL2A1 gene.
An amino acid wrongly substituted.

II
not correctly
how to create type II collagen.
The collagen in joints,
inner ear, vertebrae,
and the jelly of the eyes. Continue reading “Body Remembers: | Marlena Chertock”

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