Paul Hartal Poems
They Come In Seven Sexes
An old wing of the university
housed the laboratory.
She passed through a narrow corridor
oozing the autumn moisture
of the morning rain.
She put on a white polyester coat,
adjusted her seat and then
placed the Tetrahymena
under the microscope.
“What are you doing? ”
asked suddenly a baritone voice.
Ruth looked up surprised
and saw Tom, a doctoral student
of anatomy, standing next to her.
“Oh, I do some research
on this tiny critter”, she said.
It is a single-celled animal
from the Protozoa family,
called Tetrahymena, a ...
Are Virgins Best Wives?
“Virgin brides make up the best wives”, he said.
“And why is that so? ” asked she.
“Because virgins are fabulous cooks.
And they are also phenomenal singers
and gorgeous dancers.”
The breeze suddenly stopped rustling