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Day 13 NaPoWriMo - Which gene are humans lacking?

NaPoWriMo prompt: "try writing a short poem that follows the beats of a classic joke. Emphasize the interplay between the form of the poem – such as the line breaks – and the punchline." Here are some fantastic examples by Bill Knott,

I was not feeling the funny today, but I kept the form of a joke.


Which gene are humans lacking?

(On Reading The Code Breaker)


The scientists were so smart.

How smart were they?


They edited human genes!

Think of the possibilities!


The scientists were so silly.

How silly were they?


They squabbled

about money, prestige, prizes.

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