CRIT

The chokepoint of human survival
World’s hematocrit has no rival.
End Times may be far off away.
Stop burning stuff is salvation’s way.

Yo! Howz it goin? Hello. What say?
New phatic soon: Howz ya crit today?
Humans can’t gumption to end cartels.
We blase’ burn any fossil that sells.

Now hail the hiding hematocrit;
Upon it the fate of humans sit.
Few get through climates’ final sieve
Some so very few of cultures live.

Will the remainder discriminate
Lessons learned from ancestors’ fate?
Distinguish immortals’ secern path?
Honor tree huggers who did the math?

Streaming changes in hematocrits’ flex
Here-to-fore too small for flowing check
Will come to be survivors’ elect.
Those appointed mankind’s future trek.

Yet no search streaming hematocrit.
But climate heat, that force majeure’s spit.
Quick dogs our heels with nips then bites.
Come only force on human plights.

Shifts in hematocrits once thought slow
Must quicken fast to adapt blood flow.
Learn hematocrit, no stone unturned.
WAKE! Not too early to be concerned.

So seek that hematocrit gene.
It’s critical to man’s future scene.
Remember that cloaca of yore
Whence comes erythropoietin’s store.

Red corpuscles, our quartermaster
Bob and weave through climes’ gauntlet jester.
Some exit the gate, so few sublime.
Go down and stand in courthouse line,
Select by license bloodflow genes
So clergy wed us will have the means.

We may survive cigarettes’ cancer slay.
We might get past the gun god someday.
Trauma, heart disease, strokes controlled.
Fewer lethals, still fewer enrolled.

Heat  per se still remains undefined
Beyond ‘energy of a thermo kind’.
We’ll never know how we were hexed.
So we leave this coil full perplexed.

Earth’s atmosphere our vital vessel,
Air-gas place where billions nestle.
What  WE  KNOW by our common sense
Polluting drops oxygen percents.

Death Valley’s floor to Everest’s top
We can’t go without oxygen stop.
Our erythrocytes can’t keep up
Future man must go up/down abrupt.

Maybe kids of athletes not doped
Will carry man’s torch as we had hoped.
You get the drift, no nitty gritty.
So now go down to science city.

Cultures decline in each kind’s time.
Lethal amendment spurs western kind.
Mutants down from La Rinconada go
Sex mutants come up from Jericho,
Issue from this may survive a while,
Long enough to inform science’ trial.

EN TR’ACTE

SCIENCE ——-

SCIENCE HEMATOCRIT

PREAMBLE

Philosophically speaking, in a moment,
The Universe did proportions foment.
Some matter, energy, postulated waves;
Some spaces, motions, spirits, feelings, craves.
Each knows all of gravity’s links mysteries.
Old seers got it as music of the spheres.
From such conundrums vast times increate
Here we want to show man’s survival state.

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Landsteiner’s garden has vascular tree.
Lovingly tended for time all to see.
Produced blossoms he called A, B and C.
Ended blame error sick donor decree.

Saw transfusion deaths on sick donors blamed.
All-well donor pairs had deaths just the same.
So from donors he the stigmas removed,
To fling man from error he thus behooved.

Enabled mankind past law-givers’ ringers.
Emblements yours count more than ten fingers.
Past his Nobel leap so well deserved prize
Scientists love much more than we surmise.

He observed too much transfusion death
Tentatively explained. Answers bereft.
Experimented bloods thirty-six samples.
Concluded fact true three groups are all ample.

Deeply, widely prepared ready was he
Saved many by simple math 1, 2, 3,
So love, love this scientist, none finer
Loving ingenious Karl Landsteiner.

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Harvey Oh Harvey, lifelong in virtue
Vast aplomb, penetrating wit on clue.
Danced adeptly through years tempestering
Gifted man with knowledge most nurturing.

Tended King James I during excursions
So Harvey around for Bible’s new versions.
Decades gave lectures, studied hens’ eggs
This science gave embryology legs.

Harvey did things well of many a kind,
Thus did Charles I share with him Royal Hind,
Comparing of these forest deer of red
Into proof of blood circles systems sped.

Your new idea went like five-cushion shot
Exposing ignorance by ricochet plot.
Against delusions new truth you taught
Vastly advancing improved human lots.

Heart sends round blood conduits miles 60K.
Five quarts circles 2K every day.
Such boggles the mind, but it’s nature’s way
Now all cleared up by William Harvey.

Crit’s pantheon has the rarest of few.
Huge heart with soul attached named Charles R. Drew.
He parsed blood, perfecting blood plasma.
Caused blood banks to life saving bonanza.
First use vital for troops Emerald Isle.
Now many wounded folks can extra mile.

D.C’s Foggy Bottom through Dunbar High,
Quick brained through Amherst his fast feet would fly.
Professed science, coached his jocks Morgan State,
Did at Harvard U. did this strong learner rate.
McGill Med School his blood transfusion piques.
At Howard U. this surgery prof. speaks.
Freedman’s hospital surgery withal.
Then Columbia Presby. Hospital call.
Did Red Cross good, then they folderol.
Default this bank by bigotry fall.
Beating adversity brings idolize?
Thus did Charles Drew deserve the Spingarn Prize.
Revised prime Negro to Colored to Black
He loved man despite lead Jim Crow on his back.
On to Presbyterian Hosp. New York.
Back to Howard U again for more work.
In these venues had fine Italian hand.
His love of man did greatly expand.
Last good done Tuskeegee Alabama.
Tragic end by N.C. racist hammer.

U S 2301710 A
Number from U.S. Patent Office say
Realized big shared brain work it took
To synthesize what for ‘eons’ did man look.
Life saving patent keeps on giving
Extends blood storage time for the living.

O-O-

United States Founding Father story;
Franklin ne’er elected yet gained glory.
Hewson, Hematology; Father of.
Tenants shared this duo lofty minds above.

House at London’s 36 Craven Street
William Hewson and Ben Franklin meet.
Hewson in basement doing dissections;
Ben Franklin upstairs with care affections.

Hewson entreprenuers anatomy school.
Ben parlays as PA Assembly’s tool.
To what extent did Ben Franklin weigh in
Hewson’s proof blood clots due fibrinogen?

Hewson ‘SEES’ new system as lymphocytic.
Copley Prize this finding most emphatic.
Gut lacteals, lymphatic ducts, lymph node glands,
Spleen,thymus obscure then; man understands.

Hewson, Hunters, Monros clash; big minds do.
Ben Franklin arbitrates and calms who’s who.

Leewenhoek’s “grains of sand” view of red cell
By “Guinea flat” cell Hewson did dispel.
Not only that, Hewson said “cell mambrane”.
Masterstroke that for years remained arcane.

O-O-

How does the heart know when to beat faster?
To run away or confront disaster?
Or to hot flush a crush when love first strikes?
Recall very first time when lovers say, “Yikes!”
When screwing was valued as people skills;
Not too long ago before dildo pills.

From senses, cerebrum gets the messages,
Packets them up,sends through nerve passages.
For millennia that’s the way it has been.
Now, from pills swallowed inside do hearts mien.

Deeper under folks brains front and center,
Blood-brain barrier says ‘pills’ can’t enter.
Resides our mighty hypothalamus.
Our backs it has despite what surrounds us.
So dildo pills operate far elsewhere;
Exemplars ways diminishing loves dare.
All life, that love, based one act pas de deux.
This vital pair, See O. Two – Pure Oh Two.

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Sixty-thousand miles enveloped each skin
Fractalled blood vessels terpsichored within
Each and every cell fed around the clock.
Cells on this vast array all port-side dock.
Living cells thus cleansed and nourished.
Life by such, miraculously cherished.

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Each body cell has own address to tell
Designated corpuscles where to dwell?
All cells have carbon dioxide to shed.
Oxygen / carbon two-to-one inbred.
Membrane to membrane on a plasma sea
Life flows on beyond mysteriously.
Cells and corpuscles must fully embrace
For this vital chemistry to take place.

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