Friday, February 2, 2007

What Do Penguins Know about Etiquette?

Penguins are no
one’s waiters.

After a hard
day of brutal business
no flightless, aquatic
bird waddles up

to my leather arm
chair balancing scotch
and soda on its
black skull.

Penguins do not
wear tuxedos.

If they did I’d say
watch those glacier-eaters
flock to the edge of ice,
diving in beakfirst.

Ruining their plumage.

by Stephen

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