Poems of the Week


by Gail White

“Officials estimate that about 170 hippos… now roam Colombia, and the population could grow
to 1000 by 2035, posing a serious threat to the country’s ecosystem.”
The New York Times

Within this Latin nation,
by 2035,
the hippopopulation
could be in overdrive.

The numbers keep on soaring
and posing threats of doom
with hippocrits ignoring
the hippo in the room.

Who knows where this is leading?
We have a lot to lose,
so daily I’ll be reading
the hippopotenews.