Daughtered Out

Funny you should ask–
deoxyribonucleic acid
is the basic building block
of life, holding the torch
in my own little world.

Some people are not
carrying the torch.
“In the presence”
may not be the place for you.

"Daughtered out"
what it means is–
you cannot find a descendant
of a female ancestor.

Don’t believe the hype,
because there isn't any to find.

There was a girl (absorbed)
under my care, but
held against her will–
until I had become the water
under the boat
and saw her looking up.

Created from a Google search result: ‘Torch DNA.’ First appeared in the Found Poetry Review’s “PoMoSco,” a collective April 2015 National Poetry Month challenge.