The Life Of Anquin Chatterton R9TT, Cheese Bacterium

This is the life of a cheese bacterium
born in the acid swarm
of water calcium fester
adrown in lime slake
white cake of cow's-marble
the edible slurry of rotted
calf food.

I pull, with my friends
pull, the chains of molecular wall
chalk together
into rubbery mass

the sting of salt
burns the skin
into wax
yellow, like the man-sun
this is me, and my kin
we are cheese
we are cheese
this is the life of a cheese bacterium.