Thursday, December 29, 2016

ZooWeird 29

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

The giraffe weevil is a weevil species endemic to the forests of Madagascar. It was discovered in 2008; hence, little is known about it. As you have probably guessed, it’s named this way due to having an extended neck, much as giraffes do.  (All animal info from    

“Am I a weevil or giraffe?”
She asked her dear barista friend,
Who from a deep and clear carafe
Could pour rich coffee (without end).

"That question is a bit beyond—
A little bit beyond my reach,”
He answered. “But of you I’m fond—
And so I’ll say … you’re some of each!”

This did not seem to mollify
Her friend—but so in life it goes:
You answer questions—oh, you try!—
Then realize that no one knows

The answers to conundrums deep.
So this poor creature—weevil or
Giraffe?—still felt she was a creep
And still felt creepy—to the core.

Until she sipped that latte down—
And felt its warmth through every part.
She felt no more she was a clown—
Felt latte-lovely in her heart!

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