The Science Exists

Jeffrey Powell 1979 (Pittsburgh, PA)

January 24 


The novelty has since worn off
What fickle, frail, and aimless feats
of distillated, senseless beats
have been evincing all ken doffed

If circumstance could grant the lease
of exemplary faculties
in lieu of glial casualties
there’s affordance for masterpiece

Begin again or never quit
As endless possibilities
will multiply unknown degrees
to infinite, astounding wit

To tinker with the telomeres,
nucleus tractus solitarius,
ever this is common practice
–ceasing measurements by the years:
A quasi-equilibrium status

Outlasting stars and all the gods;
Rewriting human intercourse
Those that would, verily endorse
essentially trumping the odds

Can it be still artificial
the resurgence of intellect,
vigor, or otherwise delect
–even if it’s unofficial

Once unfamiliarity
The customary stands aside
when anti-aging’s to abide
henceforth without hilarity

About this poem

Controversial or not, one day our vitality could be at a level approaching invincibility (never again to suffer physical breakdown or experience mental decline) and this may even be commonplace in our lifetimes. Emerging discoveries, ongoing research and study in the fields of epigenetics, epigenomics, metabolomics, and proteomics are trending towards incredible breakthroughs as they pertain to bodily rejuvenation and reimagining our physiology. However, these days, it seems there is always sinister perpetrating tied in with these pursuits.  

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Written on March 30, 2023

Submitted by JokerGem on January 12, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAAB CDDC BDDB XAEXE FGGF HBBH BBBB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 872
Words 137
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4

Jeffrey Powell

A bit of an introvert, Jeffrey enjoys using words and poetry as an outlet for expressing his thoughts and feelings. He tends to play by his own rules and darts in and out of the civilized world, as avoiding the conventional gathering is more his style. Jeffrey lives with his fraternal twin whom he enjoys sharing a laugh with at the opportune time. more…

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  • Vixility
    Wow! What a deep topic, for sure. I’ve always said that the second we have the ability to regenerate nerve tissue it will be the biggest revolution not only in medical history, but human history itself. It will make this so-called ‘AI revolution’ look cartoonish.

    Love the ABBA Italian quatrains you used to structure your work, and the technical diction you employ (e.g. telomeres) adds to the poem’s sophistication.

    Excellent work as usual. You never, NEVER select topics that are commonplace—a virtue in your writings that I always have admired.
     
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    • JokerGem
      Thanks for the praise and your observations.

      On this subject, l was actually doing some reading about cosmology, quantum theories, and the computational dynamics’ view that the universe is basically one big computer processor compiling data. My thinking is, that data can logically be manipulated and so the phenomenon of reversing the aging process was always achievable. It's Interesting that you mention revolutions: it seems that every successive human revolution has interfaced, arisen, and been born out of the previous ones as the progressing technology and discoveries provide a continuing foundation. And this notion that the universe is a computer has been around for over a century now, so it stands to reason that set the groundwork for the advancements we’re seeing now (like my poem’s topic and AI, as you pointed out).

      I am pondering submitting something a little more ‘down to earth’ though, because honestly, l knew this had no shot to place. I do like to gravitate beyond the laymen realms! I’m noticing there is always a genuine, humanity-esque aspect to the winning poems or a poetic-gimmick that sets it apart and collectively wins them over. I’m starting to think I have to get more creative or else just sit back and continue to spectate in these contests. I continue to enjoy being a part of them though and the temptation and curiosity to see if someone may respond to my style remains. Thanks for being a sounding-board among folks who maybe aren’t overly fascinated with ‘fringe’ topics. Incidentally, my Mother is having some health issues so my participation in forthcoming ones may not be a forgone conclusion.
      I thought ‘Candy Land’ was unique and certainly possessed that IT FACTOR that I’m speaking to.
      Catch you around ~
       
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