And so, every week, on a Thursday
Nature truly manifests herself in all her
glory and her entirety.
Of the much ostracised ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’,
that championed itself as a malady amidst much fanfare;
Thanks indeed to the dysfunctional metabolic pathways
and the non-familiar gut microbiota.
Of the insatiable human greed
that depletes ground water
– several cubic kilometre (one tenth of the yearly discharge of the river Rhine),
leaving the bosom of our mother Earth dry and arid.
And elsewhere in the lab-oratories,
several shiny and armoured guards
with clear intent and transparent housing,
remain stoic to the indelible chemicals that it is often doused with.
Eventually, four dark and petite beauties
will meet their alter egos ‘Cellulase’
yestermorrow, at 23 apm sharp. Together
they will travel to the Seventh Heaven and
play chess with the very ‘Death’ himself.
PS: This post makes use of the news/research articles from the latest issue of the Nature magazine.