2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

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For today's prompt, write an under the microscope poem. By that, the poem could be about something actually under the microscope--like single-cell organisms or leaves--or it could be more like "being under the microscope" in other people's eyes.

Here's my attempt:

"Blood Work"

Every vein, every blood vessel,
every electron orbiting its
nucleus--I was never the white blood
cell you expected. When all the data
flooded back from the laboratory,
what was I but an injured molecule
passing into your heart and out again.

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