Banana, Bonobo, and Bumblebee
all share DNA with me!
Hickory, Cherry, Birch, and Oak
share DNA with me – no joke!
Humans differ by a tenth of a percent.
We’re exactly the same, for all intents.
Each life is connected in this way –
with common strands of DNA.
© Mary Lee Hahn, 2022
“Science has finally confirmed that human beings share genes with all living organisms.” p.20 in ALL WE CAN SAVE
What could be more hopeful than realizing that we’re literally all in this together? And what could be more anxiety-inducing to remember that one species has caused – and needs to repair – all the problems on our planet?