Riley welch is a poet from texas living in colorado. She posts three original poems a week. 

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This weeks poem is also a song, both of which I have posted below! This is by my wonderful, lovely TA in the lab I mentor, Catalina Gempeler. And yes, it is about science!

Here is the song: 

https://soundcloud.com/daryl-bolling/microbiome

And lyrics:

Microbiome


I can see
Through your skin your bones and joints
in your bowels and  your blood that flows but 
more, there‘s more, ten times more cells than your own, that live and 
breathe and call you home, that live and breathe and call you home. 

If I was born in any other way I would have
a different set, I wonder if they would do as well
Cause mine agree with living down in Texas 
And they like to swim, I wonder if they picked me or

If I picked them, while doing things I like
By working late, by petting dogs or playing darts,
Just tell me what you think, Once you know all the creatures that keep me company
Cause we like it here, yes we like it here.

If I was born in any other way I would have
a different set, I wonder if they would do as well
Cause mine agree with being down in Texas and they 
like to swim, I wonder if they picked me or

Cause this song is about your micro biome
you re not alone they call you home, 
you re not alone they call you home, 

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