Dave Ng of the Science Creative Quarterly has accepted one of my haikus for the Phylogeny Project!
Wikipedia says phylogenetics "In biology, phylogenetics (Greek: phylon = tribe, race and genetikos = relative to birth, from genesis = birth) is the study of evolutionary relatedness among various groups of organisms (e.g., species, populations) etc.
It was interesting to create freely in a medium that usually restricts creative liberties in the written expressive form. Same with journalism. Freeing up from a particular medium's constrictions is exhilarating. Writing creatively in science is an inspirational juxtaposition. So is, for example, the genre "creative non-fiction." I always enjoyed writing editorials because it offered limited liberation from the constrictions of strict journalistic writing.
Anyway, here's my haiku, a poem that contains three lines, with syllables in pattern of 5-7-5.
Coral, grows real slow
Beautiful colors rise high
Boat prop, the end is real quick