I may be a shrimp!
And a lowly crustaceon
Yet I knew a krill who liked reading the Nation
Are plankton so clever?
They swim straight through whales!
A pointless endevour
To be crapped out their tails.
Consider the Squid
Who hangs out in the deep
He never sees daylight
Not one bloody Peep!
He has to be dumbest
To fight a Sperm-whale!
With beaks in his suckers, well who wouldn't fail?
Of course we have Jaws
Inspirer of terror!
His eyesight's so poor
He eats surfboards in error.
And that gaudy fin!
It's no use for stealth
Why not wear a sign saying 'bad for your health!'
And what of the dolphin?
In the aquarium, basking in stardom and fame.
Smiling for pics with an octogenerean.
Patted like dogs, they're so tame!
What use is a tool such as echo location?
Food's free if you jump through a hoop!
Gone are their days of self-glorification
Prancing ahead of the sloop.
I've no such illusions
My burden a shell!
I make great fajitas and salad as well
I grow to great sizes in tropical climes
And this is my downfall-
For me the bell chimes!
Copyright Marcus-Aurelius Preposterous 2008