30 June 2013

Strands

 

Any idea suggesting we’re more likely than not
related doesn’t need go back too far – there is
no precedent set in accepting a connectedness;
it’s a matter of who doesn’t share DNA, & when
strands are compared, why they aren’t the kin
you reckoned. So in four generations we’re an
entity with sixteen antecedents – one hundred
kinship years already in the making


Heading back into the wilderness is not as pure
a gauge of pedigree as knowing where to stop,
well before an ‘Adam’ or ‘Eve’ perplexity; there’s
still introspective lineage view’s certainty about
damned ancestral trees – particularly the one’s
we indubitably descended
© 10 June 2013, I. D. Carswell