Poems of the Week

Melodic Themes of Monotremes

by Marshall Begel

“Echidnas make “cooing and grunting sounds, in addition to the wheezing and exhalation noises…
exclusively during the breeding season.”

With instincts keen and yearnings strong
I sing to thee our mating song.

The prologue, light and softly cooed,
Will cultivate a proper mood.

The dulcet tones of heartfelt grunt
Will bring my talent to the front.

Then finally, my passion’s wheezed,
With humble hope you will be pleased.

When you respond with sweet exhale,
I’ll know that I have made the sale.

A brief embrace, some bonding snuggle,
We’ll lay an egg and hatch our puggle.