Poems of the Week

Crocodile Rocks

by Stephen Gold

“The first recorded virgin birth by a crocodile…”
The Times

(With apologies to Lewis Carroll)

How doth the little crocodile
Give birth without a mate?
Just let us contemplate awhile
How she achieved this state.

For as she’s proved to everyone
(Which has to be admired),
When women want to get stuff done,
A man is not required.