Pygmy Marmoset

by Mary E. Lowd

March 31, 2021

With the round face of an owl
Tiny hands & tiny tail
The pygmy marmoset
Is all set
To dig in

One green grape is the size
Of a watermelon
To these little eyes
Hungry maw
And rumbling belly

Munch away, little one
Eat to your heart’s content

A whole feast in a bunch of grapes

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From the book:  Some Words Burn Brightly: An Illuminated Collection of Poetry

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