Harbourwalk Poem W398

We are more bacteria –
Than we are human –
Fourteen percent more




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

“You’re more microbe than human – if you count all the cells in your body, only 43% are human.”

From the BBC article linked in the tweet below. That makes 57% non-human cells by the number, to 43% human, so 14% is the difference of which I speak.

The W-series poems comprise mostly of haiku or tanka composed during walks I took on the portion of Halifax’s waterfront known as the Harbourwalk, during the warmer months of 2018 & 2019, when the Seabridge was in place.


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