Open Laboratory Needs Poetry!

Coturnix says that the second annual anthology of science blogging needs “more poems and more original cartoons.” Well, sez I, if it’s poetry you want, then you must needs talk to the Cuttlefish!

To wit:

Similarity shows that a common designer
With similar blueprints and parts
Constructed the human and cuttlefish forms—
I swear by all three of your hearts.

The God who created the heavens and earth
And killed dinosaurs off in The Flood
Used the same old ideas again and again
You can tell by your copper-green blood.

Read the rest of Cuttlefish in Genesis, and stay for Noah’s Flood.

The subtitle to this poem is “God Passes the Buck.”

Two children, playing silly games —
One of them is winning.
God decides to kill them both
‘Cos having fun is sinning.

Time to quickly learn to swim —
It’s not enough to wade,
‘Cos God is going to clean up
All the messes that He made.

It’s not the children’s fault at all
What happens on this day;
But God is great, and God is good,
And someone’s got to pay.

I mean, I’ve been known to do a quatrain now and then, but the Cuttlefish is good.

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