Biome

We too are worlds
we live with a shimmer of species
our own biome

Fungi, bacteria, in their billions
live on our skin, our hair, and
in our folded writhing gut

Many species of microscopic mites
thrive in the pores of your face
tiny unseen spiders ride us from home to home

The deadly game of predator and prey
plays out across and within you
whether you are awake or sleeping

Kissing a loved one does not just give affection
but transfers life of many different sorts
from your lips to their cheek

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

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