Poems of the Week

Cubby Love

by Julia Griffin

“Germany celebrates birth of rare twin pandas at Berlin zoo
[The] cubs will be returned to China once they no longer need their mother. But for now, Berlin is celebrating.”
—The Independent

O strike the sweet Harmonium
And blow the big Euphonium:
The panda fandom crowds the pen—
But all we’ve got’s a loan.

Accept our testimonium:
The Zoo’s in pandemonium:
We’ll have to hand ’em over—then
Prepare for Panda Moan.