depending on the state of reference,
the duck-billed platypus is either—
the last evidence of God’s great sense of humour
– or –
an ikon of general Antipodal alienness
– or –
an egg-laying emblem of Wonder
– but –
regardless of opinion,
the duck-billed platypus is neither
concerned
– nor –
remote.

§1889 · August 22, 2007 · Tags: ·

2 Comments to “Platypodes”

  1. Rusty says:

    What I want to know is this: why does dictionary.com not list platypodes at all, when it must be parallel to octopus/octopodes?

  2. Ben says:

    No one respects etymological origins anymore. Maybe I should change the name of the poem, just to be a hard-ass.

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