The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #760
(Week of 3 April, 2011)

Though I myself am not particularly dangerous to any animal not already residing in a supermarket cooler, I am stunned whenever a supposedly wild creature, especially a small one, demonstrates disregard for my presence. I would think that a fear of humans, or indeed of any beast having more than twenty times your body mass, would continue to be a survival characteristic. And so, an addition to the POTW menagerie:

The Dummingbird

The dummingbird's built like an avocado
Round and meat and lumpy bravado
Inquisitive as a battering ram
A showy spotlight-hogging ham
Although it flies a lightning blink
The dummingbird is near extinct
Its mating ritual courtship poses
Are done on the tips of predators' noses

Copyright © 2011 by Dave Grossman

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