Stories: Part 12

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    If zygote formation thought it was best
    to bring you together by two of the same,
    (those mirror-image outliers dancing around,
    given two letters for name)

    then how could a being so deftly created
    be subject to torment from that other kind?
    Forgetting the lesson of that criss-cross pair,
    submitting the body and mind.

    For it was not certain that I’d be where I am
    and nobody destined that you would be there.
    Statistically speaking, we had the same chances
    of matching that twenty-third pair.

    Meiosis ensures for a fair distribution
    and so it seems rightfully sound to exclaim:
    If our cells conclude that our gametes are equal,
    why can we not do the same?

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