Our genome differs from the chimp
By one point two percent,
The Y I’m told, though but a shrimp,
An extra two augments.
So since one X is held in check
The Y gives men the more
And though it seems but just a speck,
These genes we can’t ignore.
This does explain a fact of life
Which one cannot escape,
I hold less common with my wife
Then she does with an ape.
Though one may argue or abstain
From such an arcane thought,
Since we stood upright on the plain
The stranger she has got.
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