The evidence of seriousness is clear
in nature's every feature, in her own,
that life here cannot be a laughing matter;
the frolic of their lambs in sheep not shown.
The zebra in togetherness rub shoulders,
but Serengeti Park amusement lacks;
and penguins tripping lightly on the boulders
are leaping clear from leopard seal attacks.
The grizzly is scaled down in the mute teddy,
and tigers in domestic cats are cloned:
the eye of man is ever on the ready,
his quick instinct for humour keenly honed
to make of any situation bleak
his very own creation, so to speak.