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The Spirit Electric

All that lives
Depends on the Spirit Electric,
A force magnetic,
That is powerful enough
To bring to life the robotic,
To make machines animatronic.

The water
In their veins
Is not plain.
The hydraulic
Are invigorated
By ions

That circulate and discharge
Along gradients and across membranes,
Of cells and tissues of the natural
And the artificial
We now call “organic”.

The boundaries
Between the natural and artificial worlds
Have been steadily erased.
What we call biology
Is steadily becoming the engineering
Of organisms and clones
Built from the shells of old cells.

To comprehend the Breath of Life
Is to be fully-cognizant and eclectic;
So it goes with the force
We call “The Spirit Electric”!

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