The Spike or Victoria College Review 1940
The self-dividing cell reserves
The rights to reproduction
By simple or a-sexual means,
Without recourse to suction.
Upon the beach no oyster seeks
To counter the allure
Of Botticellian nudes on shell
By psycho-analytic cure.
The cycle-pump, the piston-ring,
(In short), or the hydraulic press
Produce in shell-fish minds no sign
Of visible distress.