It was an organized meeting of minds, a reflection of our finds-
Of something that is intrinsic and inherent in design.
Literally, it is to resist or gain freedom and/or exemption,
(No, no, not from your little bad deeds’ prosecution)
From funny little bugs and the crazy genes, all invisible things
That are capable of much more chaos than one thinks!
That was what we were meeting for, to discuss and teach,
As great minds got together, with contributions from each.
The special ones were the invited, traveling from afar
Bringing new ideas and raising the knowledge bar.
One reminded me of cowboys, and their wide hats;
The other of a language used by computer brats.
Or simply, of per square meter with one whole newton,
The last of a nature-worshipper, but not unholy or pagan.
They all talked and talked, and illuminated us again
On what we do, and what the world stands to gain.
That be it a fly or a tiny little mouse, or us, human-
We’ve a long way to go to know why are we immune!
It’s not as intuitive as you would think-
Even though we were born, and we evolved, with it.
It is so exciting, that I managed to write a whole ditty!
It’s what I do, it’s what’s the mystery, called- Innate Immunity!
N.B. I work with a pretty impressive bunch of people (doing cutting-edge science) and we had a day-conference at school today with pretty cool speakers and awesome research. And I was so enthused (about the speakers, about the subject, about my own work) that I wrote a full poem on it. I don’t care if it’s good or bad, it is fun writing…. while I wait for my incubation (in an experiment) to be over. G.