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Candy Hearts/Valentines

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Candy Hearts/Valentines

By Marian Moser Jones

 

Opposite strands attract

Let’s start a polymerase chain reaction

Let me fill up your pipeline

You’re my VC in shining armor

You light up my fluorophors

Let’s merge

Acquire me

XXXY

Activate my binding site

May our pathways converge

You put the charge in my moieties

You’re a knockout

Wanna hybridize?

Our contigs overlap

We’re a perfect base pair

You’re my complementary strand

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