Poems of the Week

Forward, March

by Dan Campion

“Tiny animal survives after 24,000 years frozen in Siberian permafrost: ‘A big step forward’”
CBS News

Were you a bdelloid rotifer
And frozen like a cod,
A far-flung future researcher
Might cut you from the sod

And warm you up, and there you’d be,
As right as ham and eggs.
But as for “big step”?—don’t blame me—
You haven’t any legs.