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DID Scientific abbreviation For Lab Animals Drinking Alcohol in the Dark

Moderation.

We know the urgency to cure ourselves,
With millions of homo sapiens so ill,
Enduring one lethal disease or other
Or addictions, bending fragile wills-
So we have breeds of rodents, so drunk
They fall off their perches, mimicking
Our falling behavior; as downwards,
An unsteady human lurches…

While rodents sip the drink in the gloomier rooms,
We rejoice with the luscious wine grape,
Discussing the news that science now shapes
Employing its arts to hold off our doom…

While an unlucky, innocent human imbibes
Offered choices of water or gin, later
Finding the craving is partly locked in-
In their genes?- locked in, like “lines” of the rat,
Now modified past a green wood’s feeling.
And though it’s a hazy hope- would rest
In the green woods find us a sweet slope?
Deep forests, be buoyant with healing?

The rodents sip the drink in the gloomier rooms,
We rejoice with the luscious wine grape,
Discussing the news that science now shapes,
Employing its arts, to hold off our doom?

– Loreto Raine

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