Monday, February 22, 2021

King Penguin

Behold! Breaking the rules and when the rules break.

King Penguins, King Penguins

King penguins are civil-lies creatures.
They've had to tell lies to survive,
for one truth of their lives' stranger features
is that each is a king in their tribe!

Each king is an absolute monarch,
but a wheedling diplomat, too.
Each lie serves the old regime's realism dark,
and each fact serves the opposite true.

I never knew there were king penguins until now. I had thought only the emperor penguin to be the royalty of Antarctica.


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