The Battle of the Sexes

Given the right building blocks
the formation of protocells isn't difficult
membranes and genetic polymers self assemble
and the two are brought together
in ways that seem innocent

And if as it happens, there are differences
Something as simple
As blowing hot and cold
The sudden temperature shift would rip the helix
into single strands
and once back home
They might say that was fun
let's do it again

And soon it dawns to him

She's playing for keeps

For Ms. Lee