Sometimes an organism cuts a deal
with another organism to start a new venture.
If things work out,
the right cell in a horde meets with the other firm's representative,
synergism takes place
and growth and profit can ensue going forward;
but the new company must be backed by sound economics:
food and shelter provided, utilities paid, garbage removed.
The cheapest commodity in the deal
is the life force: it doesn't cost a cent
and you can yawn idly and take for granted
that a riot of fools with fistfuls of cash
will clamor to risk it all
in a merger with a spinoff.
© 2010 Mark Giffin