|| Kun you feel de spark in dis image & poem?
|| Yeah. Diatoms are miniature fusion reactors. When you think about what they do – take the energy of the sun and produce life – it's amazing.
|| Kun you almost imagine whatto it feelsu like to be a diatom?
|| Perhaps. It's a whole different reality, isn't it?
|| Yep. Isn't our best hope for the future creative imagination?
What would it feel like
to be a fraction of a hair in length
& float through an ocean of space?
What would it be like
to be wrapped in silicone
as geometry incarnate?
How would it feel
to have hundreds of microfibrils
as arms & legs?
No death – just division
No sex – just replication without end
How would existence seem to a diatom
floating above silicate shells?