When we let the animals run for president,
a mutt won the democratic vote with
an overwhelming majority.
Inspired by the United States’
sudden improvement with public relations,
The Queen of England resigned.
In her place, a badger
surreptitiously snuck on-
to the throne. Not a subject
China responded with their nation’s
animalian treasure (see: Beijing Olympics):
the giant panda.
A bamboo shoot hung from
his lips, not too unlike a cigar.
A colony of Siberian ants overthrew
Putin. Russia now expects its
most fruitful harvest to date,
having enlisted the help
of many grasshoppers.
We have no reason
to believe, without
a shadow of a
their motives are not,
in fact, benevolent.
This poem was written by the wonderful Holly Ratcliff, who undoubtedly was a forest god in a previous life. Holly studied poetry at Texas State University. Her literary research is available through the Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal: “‘Too much water hast thou, poor Ophelia’: An Object-Oriented Reading of Hamlet.” Twitter/Instagram: @HollytheHare
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