I am an Emperor Penguin,
Suited in black and white.
I’m trekking many miles
Across the Antarctic Ice.
My journey will take me to a colony
Of others just like me,
Where I will procure a mate to procreate,
And she’ll produce ONE precious egg.
I will incubate my offspring,
My ‘Empress’ will hunt for food,
A fish, a squid, a crab,
They’re all deliciously good.
If we are fortunate enough to survive
This arduous life,
We could be –
A happy family of three!
©Copyright. Caroline Street. Art and poetry, ‘The Penguin’.