Beautiful Breaths

Tidal breaths,
Bidirectional mammals,
Inhale air
Backtracking exhale.
Like car dead-ending,
Up-street reversing.

Birds differently,
Inhale air,
Circuit travelling,
Into lungs
Away it goes,
Like race track,
One-way chase.

Unidirectional breathing
Breathtakingly effective,
Requisite activity,
Oxygen hungry,
Flying thru air!

Alligators breathe
Likewise birds,
More oxygen
Per breath.
Bats added trait!

Most birds copulate
Touching cloacas,
All-purpose opening
(Mating/passing waste)
“Cloacal kiss”
Contact mating,
Never penetrating.

Serotine bats,
Contact mating,
Perfect partakers,
First time ever
Mammals revealed,

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