yet penguins look best in a huddle
a scattering of penguins can look sparse
it’s a curse for penguins trying to keep warm.
Bring on the fake penguins
waiting solidly in the wings -
put one here, and another by this rock
put a real fish in this one’s mouth.
zoo punters will never know.
Let’s disguise this paucity of penguins
let the penguin experience be upheld.
And let those in the know wonder
what real penguins really think about the imposters.
© S. O. Fasrus
S.O. Fasrus: Social Justice Campaigner & Social Research Interviewer. Her verse and poems; some comic; satirical; and serious; can be found online. Recent poems are in New Verse News, Culture Matters, and Poems for Grenfell Tower.