Friendly Animals - Poem by Oskar Hansen
A flock of human like penguin stood on the icy shore, in the water
sharks waited, but the birds had to catch food for their families.
One at the edge jumped into the water - actually it was pushed-
and it survived mainly because the sharks knew by letting the first
one live, more birds would jump and they did.
Penguin in water are not some clownish humanlike creature but
a smart fast swimming bird the problem is going into the water
and getting back up on land that causes difficulties for the bird.
We love animals that resemble us but take little interest in those
that don´t even though rats and humans have much in common.
Dogs and cats have made it into an art-form to appeal to humans
sentimental weakness and how to exploit this failing, but lately
other animals to have caught on like lemurs sitting on threes and
hoping to be adopted and never again struggle to find food; as for
the penguin the sight of a female explorer is a godsend.
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