Tanka T077

Cloning someone with
Their DNA is only
The physical part –
You’d still need to replicate
Their lives to get the true clone

05.25.16 – 06.12.16



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Cloning in the true sense of the word, to get the same person as a product and not just something that looked like the person, requires nature and nurture, much like how the two balances how each person turns out. All this talk about being able to clone a sheep, and thus, humans, is mostly garbage. You’d get the same looking baby with some physicals traits and that’d be the end of it. The rest depends on how you raise them and react to any of the genetic factors, especially negative ones, that impact their lives. Cloning a set of life experiences exactly? We’ll be extinct as a species before that happens, I’m willing to bet anything on that! That’s also because I’m pretty sure I won’t be around to pay for it if I were wrong, either, lol.

The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.

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