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Ode for ZFIN

Once my wife asked me to help proofread an academic chapter she was writing to instruct geneticists in using the ZFIN database. I tried to be helpful in practical ways, and also suggested an introductory poem.

This is another tanka. The two poems it references are Ode to Spot by Data (TNG: "Schisms") and The Fish by William Butler Yeats.

As zebrafish swim
In a sea of warm data
We teach hunting skills
So people of coming days
Can catch our mind and many words