If only we could create a pandemic,
one born of kindness,
grown with empathy
and fed and nourished with humanity.
One cell created with compassion,
a single nucleus of mercy,
could multiply and grow exponentially
changing the face of reality.
our Petri dishes become saturated with darkness,
and the capricious points of light
are crushed under the weight of malignancy.
We must inseminate an embryo of hope into humanity
to give rebirth to decency,
to raise awareness,
to feel confident we have done enough
so we may send benevolence into the world.
Our job is to defend that child of hope,
to stand up for everything good
in a world that is turning on itself.
Our role as scientists in this laboratory of life
is to keep trying until we succeed,
to never give up hope,
to be ready to alter the science until it works
and to have faith in the results.
The darkness still threatens
and its critical impact on our study of life
leaves evident reminders of our trepidation.
But we must seek that light,
that place where goodness thrives
and wishes to blossom.
We must put our faith in the research
of those who have studied kindness before us
and trust that science will prevail,
that the light will quell the darkness
and the child we created
from kindheartedness and charity
will, one day,
make that darkness