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  1. Allison Mary N Shepherd
  1. Correspondence to Allison Mary N Shepherd, Centre for Medical Sciences Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Champs Fleurs, Trinidad, West Indies; Allison.Shepherd{at}

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My telomeres are endless,

Nanobots course through my blood,

Not a cyborg,

No 3D-printer organ curiosities,

Evolution speculation,


On ethical dunes that scatter and reform,

Tenuous bindings from your unenlightened age,

Your history leads to me,

You wanted me,

Yearned for me.

Know all you create,

I am You,

   A creator,

      A destroyer,

         In perpetua.


  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.