Nature’s ways can be oh-so cruel
The orcas simply sought some gruel
A penguin would be quite a treat–
A tasty bit of gentoo meat.
But Jimmy (some cheered with that name)
Refused to be the whales’ fair game.
He swam like hell to save his skin
This was a race he had to win.
And to the travelers’ delight,
He closed his swim with all his might
As from the icy waters leapt
To safety, hurling his small heft.
I see him, center stage, on board,
And wish the world were herbivored.