Charles Alex Alvarez


The national anthem diffuses through the air

Movement and chatter cease

The flag reflects from our eyes

Excitement fills our veins

Our men are in position

A signal pierces the silence

Itís time . . . to begin



Charles Alex Alvarez


A cell, alive, a basic unit

Cells working together, forming tissue

Tissues performing a task

Organs creating systems

A complex organism

Two organisms competing

Organisms performing a task

Populations creating communities

A complex system

One of many

Each with its own . . . details.