Forty scientists and engineers and
computer programmers toil each year,
a million bucks per annum spent,
a decade now, with price so dear.
Another study of fifty years,
such value held in answers sought,
in labs where winged subjects die,
though scientists claim it’s not for aught.
The topic: vast data processed in flight,
motion and movement sensitivity;
the interconnections of brain nerve cells
that exceed computer capabilities.
Complex, for sure, but fifty years?
Such lengthy studies in part explained;
the task of handling small electrodes
when attaching them to house fly brains.
Now, I may not a scientist be,
but the question I would like explored
is why flies crash into window panes
instead of flying out open doors.
NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 30 (final day): write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact.