By Danielle Legros Georges

What is important for people to know?

That I’m human. 


That I’m becoming more transparent.

An x-ray 


Makes clear what resides in the body.

It is a question 


That opens an answer.  It is an order

Of understanding.


Beneath a microscope, among 

The most beautiful things 


You can see: Yellow protein crystal. 

How it spikes and turns,


Spirals like a curly girl’s hair.

I work in pursuit 


Of evidence suggesting X. 

The music of data. 


The feeling of it. Being 

A scientist

Is 90% Failure. Is Trial. 

Is Error. Is 


The remarkable 10%.

My life has been


A mirror. A confrontation 

With the Unknown.


A growing proof

Of what is Known.

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