Peace Seeds: A Planetary Genome Pool Resource and Service
"We come from a long history of change. It comes from the environment and is inscribed in our chromosomes. It comes from the genome and transforms the biosphere." -Dr. Alan Kapuler
To local and world peace. To the well being of everyone, This work is dedicated
These writings belong to the public domain as a resource for all people. -AMK
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"He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan from "It's Alright, Ma" "How many times must a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn't see." Bob Dylan from "Blowing in the Wind"
The End of Names by Mushroom
SUNLIGHT In the morning Bounces off my brain In a land where rain is becoming rare And the melting of polar ice caps Brings the feedback loop of awareness Into the center of our minds.
DNA SEQUENCES Of nitrogen heterocyclic bases Make up chromosomes In patterns Unique For each of us Unique for our species And for all species.
ONE DAY SOON The sequence For ‘one of us’ Will be known exactly Just as the sequence Of amino acids Was worked out for proteins Insulin Ribonuclease Hemoglobin So that now Sequences fold In reaction space To give domains With molecular handles To the inside And the outsides Of our cells.
THE 20 AMINO ACIDS Specified by the Genetic Code And Used to build proteins Are un-enhanced In the juices Of common fruits And vegetables.
WE IGNORE ORIGINS And the core Of sustainability. The large trees One of our primary respirators Cycle oxygen Ventilating the interface Of soil, water and air In which we live.
BETWEEN AIR AND EARTH With water running in our veins We have courted fire. NOW The concentration Of nuclear wastes (primarily for boiling water) contaminates parts of this country, world and universe.
THE HOAX OF OWNERSHIP CONTINUES TO PERVADE OUR TIMES.
AS THE DNA BAR CODE For each of us Replaces Our social security number, Where does our identity go When our salad Is made up Of leaves Containing genes For 14 kinds of bacteria Representing 7 major biochemical adaptations plus polysaccharide genes from algae fermentation genes from yeasts saprophytic adaptation genes from capped mushrooms in addition to spore making genes from ferns Vitamin E genes from cyanobacteria, Floating genes from water hyacinths Salinity tolerance genes from glassworts With more of the genetic sugars Needed to repair and rejuvenate our chronically toxicated bodies.
THE COMBINATION OF FORMS Is the pathway Of the opening Of the treasure Of the gene pool.
WITH AGREEMENT FROM THE COURTS Encouragement from the policy makers Strength of violent coercion from the military Our leaders of government And industry Have decided To continue slavery By owning and selling The parts of our bodies. This includes Intellectual property From the domain of our minds.
INSIDE ALL OF THIS Is Undivided And indivisible UNITY.
I’D RATHER BE CONNECTED To the common divine core Of everyone And everything Than dividing up The holy realm Of life itself.
FOR GAIN, PROFIT and CONTROL For domination, Egotism And vanity. We continue to allow the ownership of living things.
THIS IS CHAMPIONED BY The pharmaceutical houses, Purveyors of immense amounts of synthetic drugs, And speculators in biotechnology Intent on the marketing of atomic real estate Arguing for patents On all kinds of molecules Based on the uniqueness of inventions And the advocates and contributors participate in the ongoing destruction Of biosphere habitats By contracted-view Practitioners Brings us To The end of names.
NAMING IS BECOMING The sequence Of genetic bases In our cells.
WHEN OUR BODIES Are mosaics Of genes From all kinds of creatures What will we call ourselves?
WILL WE KNOW OURSELVES Representative And part Of all living creatures Each as common And precious As extraordinary And average As we wish ourselves To be?
PEACE IS GROWING In the gardens of time. It continues to root, Branch and leaf-out From the struggle To resist evil To work for The common wellbeing To serve A transcendent vision Within.
GARDENING Is an essential Part Of world And personal Transformation.
Appreciation To Joyce Hendler who took the prose layout of the original and adapted it to this free rambling verse format.