A Geisha’s coiffure needs a stiffened pillow;
her loneliness, a bedtime toy.
So if you want to give her joy
stuff this misbegotten armadillo,
present it with a serenade– a wild fandango!
Sin thereafter with abandon! Dance a tango
to sounds of Theramin, Mandolin and Koto–
offer eternal sacrifice to Eros, ex voto.
Your fun spells extinction for the Pangolin?
Anthropocene self-pardoned peccadillo!
At the clamorous insistence of numerous Asiatic kin, Parthian agreed to post this "tribute" to another species facing imminent extinction. He promises to abandon the post of lyrical zookeeper soon, as yet another round of political nonsense makes its mischief felt.