John Bliven Morin

Rookie (September 16th,1936 / New London, CT)

Reflections on Genetic Engineering


When they crossed an orange with a tangerine long ago,
They wisely called the resultant new fruit a “tangelo.”

I am eagerly awaiting the crossing of an orange with a grapefruit,
For, since it would be ridiculous to call the result an “apefruit, ”
Might they therefore be inclined to call the new fruit a “grorange, ”
Which, besides giving us a new treat, would provide the English language at last with a rhyme for “orange.”

Submitted: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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