Andres Botero – 2 poems


The DNA double strands run parallel to
A river, it is a unfathomable body of self-contained water,
A place for vessels, pirates and odd creatures,
That is DNA through the natureā€™s eyes, but DNA through the
Artistsā€™ eyes could be an evocative blue or a quixotic and cozy red.

For Dali, DNA are stairs ascending to heaven or maybe descending
To hell, electrical ribbons, electrical bullfighters that are interconnecting
Hearts to a human bullring, a railroad from which the wagons of life
are been transported to the next winter.
For El Greco, DNA is prolonging its shape into elastic figures; it is
Elevating its shape to a superior being, because from a
Superior entity it comes.
For Picasso, DNA is the essence of the cube, it is a geometrical space
with four sides, four angles and four letters,
Simple letters that can combine each other forming a complex
Hereditary language, an arithmetic waterproof code which is
Revealing astonishing messages.
For Matisse, DNA is full of colorful possibilities, moreover it has its
Black and white areas, those gaps are taking the mutationsā€™ names.
For Seurat, DNA is a point in the space, a simple and complex
Point, an endless point within a point.
Points that come together are becoming a nucleus, a zygote and a specific organ.

DNA is nature while art is nurture; art is nurturing the
Divergenceā€™s power.



Birds are anarchists because they do not
Fly following patterns, maybe that is an erroneous
Judgment at the murmurationsā€™ time.

Birds were born yesterday under a clear
Knowledge that resides inside the eggs, but
eggs come from similar birds able to hold
Their breaths until that creationā€™s moment,
A creationā€™s moment can be understood as
ā€œOriginalā€, singular figures can be created by
designers, a fitting dress, a lovely summerā€™s
Hat, a bridgeā€™s between chemicals elements,
A bond connector, the fundamentals behind
The Van Der Waals forces,
Chaos rules and creates too.

Chaos as birds is enigmatic,
We may know the nestā€™s essence, which it is
Community, but never understand
The essenceā€™s unity and divinity.
We may never comprehend one or two chaosā€™ reasons,
Chaos deals in a regular basis with pride and bureaucracy.


Andres Botero is a microbiologist but in his free time he writes poetry and short fiction. In his poems he combines elements of poetry and biology. A lot of his previous works have been published in newspapers and magazines (articles about science and literature).

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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