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"Mes de los Muertos"

The last penguin

By Nolcha Fox

The last penguin

bobs his head
and bows
as pretty girls
walk past,
giggling at his

He preens in front of
pool house windows
reflecting slicked-back
greasy hair,
a black tuxedo

His penguin-peeps
queue in before him
unaware of pool
sharks lurking.
He arms himself
with custom cue stick.

He’ll be
the last penguin

Article © Nolcha Fox. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-12-19
Image(s) are public domain.
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