Penguin Cookie–15 WOL prompt

I went a bit dark with Laura Purdie Salas’s 15 Words or Less Poetry prompt this week. She shared a picture of an adorable penguin sugar cookie:

Photo credit to Laura Purdie Salas

Reminded of the catastrophic penguin breeding colony collapse I read about this past fall (here), I responded with this:

In Antarctica…

Tens of thousands
of Adélie chicks
starve and perish
while we enjoy
our frosted cookies

M. Hogan (c) 2018

3 thoughts on “Penguin Cookie–15 WOL prompt

  1. margaretsmn says:

    Molly, I couldn’t respond Thursday morning because I was still shaken by the students’ voices from Florida. You showed that I could’ve gone in a different direction with the penguin cookie. I am heartbroken about their plight.

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  2. Amy Warntz says:

    Your words made me stop and think, really think. I don’t think of your poem as dark but rather truthful.

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