This is for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #72, prompt words life and give.
They say they protect
life given by taking a
life, germ live alone
I am thinking of more than one definition of germ: an ovum and a sperm are germ cells, that could develop into an organism. When there is fighting and death over abortion I remember that the egg and the sperm are alive too separately. They can’t all live: we don’t have room or food, do we? And I was playing with more than one meaning and pronunciation of live.
1a : a small mass of living substance capable of developing into an organism or one of its parts
b : the embryo with the scutellum of a cereal grain that is usually separated from the starchy endosperm during milling
2: something that initiates development or serves as an origin : rudiments, beginning
3: microorganism; especially : a microorganism causing disease
I took the photo at our home swim meet.