All Together Now! Summer Reading at Johnson County Library is happening now through July 29.
Today I am taking down my closet doors.
With my Dad’s old screwdriver, a little elbow grease,
And the sweat that will drip from my pores,
I will welcome the old me to the new one.
Pause, and capture me how I am now:
wrap me up in the minute we just lived:
make me your mosquito in amber –
ephemeral in life, eternal in death.
Freeze and pin me to your little brother’s trifold –
turn me into grade-school, spelling-test vocab:
In a rare process called transdifferentiation, the turritopsis dohrnii
(known as the immortal jellyfish) can, in response to physical danger,
leap back to its first stage of life as a polyp. The born-again polyp