Hard times for years;

dog attacks, automobile accidents, 

leukemia, and lymphoma.

A bit of protein 

and genetic material

that began inserting itself

over and over again.

In the blink of an eye,

major changes.

Eventually, they no longer cause 

the infection they once did.

She had noticed very high death rates, but 

a small number survived,

and have done extraordinarily well.

The missing could be the key.

The defective can be protective.

Evolution in real time.