Then three rounds of the diagnostic machine
pressing me to a plate for development.
I thought of Rosalind Franklin
working in dark, illuminating
the twisted ladder of our DNA.
Afterwards, her colleagues said she was
very focused on her work.
© Rona Fitzgerald
Rona has poems in UK, Scottish, Irish and US publications. Highlights include the Stinging Fly 2011, Aiblins: New Scottish Political Poetry 2016, Oxford Poetry 2017, Poems for Grenfell Tower, Onslaught Press 2018 and #Me Too, Fair Acre Press, 2018.