Illuminated by fluorescence, a brilliant “X” on the paper,
The code to life, the double helix that guides us all.
A discovery that would change the course of science.
For years, she was cast into the shadows, a nobody,
While two false geniuses were written into history
Her work, a pedestal, to climb the ranks of academia
She died, a young woman, seemingly unsuccessful in her field, an assistant to the superior,
But now we know her for what she truly was, the pioneer of modern science, Rosalind Franklin.