Poet's United has the prompt 'Wonder',
largely directed at the Seven Wonders of the world.
To me the greatest 'wonder' is that we are here at all.
If any other one of the billion or so sperm on that fateful night
had been first to reach the egg, I would be someone else.
The Miraculous Migration
Two bodies, close and intertwined,
Their hormones ebbed and flowed,
And a billion sperm disembarked
To find the mother lode.
For what has just occurred,
But mark the magic of the tale
So many set out but fall behind
And only one prevails.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013