• ruthless gene

    by  • June 12, 2008 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    I was reading the June issue of Harpers last week and found this sentence:

    Israeli researchers have identified a ruthless gene.

    That sentence led to this poem.

    Ruthless Gene

    I wonder how long gone
    she was before anyone
    noticed. The Moabitess had
    been around, refusing to
    leave Naomi and desperately
    seeking Boaz, since Bible days.

    Who knows how Gene came
    into the picture, or why
    he was being studied, or
    how the researchers found
    him, but by the time they
    arrived, Ruth was long gone.

    “Why did she leave?” asked
    one of the white coats.
    “Why do you think?” he
    answered, stamping out his
    Lucky on the back of hand.
    “Why do you think?”

    That’s just the way my mind works sometimes.



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    6 Responses to ruthless gene

    1. June 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm

      🙂 Love it.

    2. June 12, 2008 at 1:13 pm

      You are completely awesome.

    3. June 12, 2008 at 5:44 pm

      I love your poetry!

    4. Amy
      June 12, 2008 at 8:50 pm

      absolutely made my day…i can totally see a monty python skit being made out of this…

    5. June 13, 2008 at 12:32 am

      You are fabulous!

    6. June 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm

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