World’s Kip Champions, Chinstrap Penguins

Nesting season
Snooze specialists,
Chinstrap penguins
King George Island
Antarctica,
Mysterious micro-sleepers!

Eleven hours
Daily rest,
Four second dozes,
Ten thousand times
Day and night,
Every twenty-four hours.

Orcas
Leopard seals
Brown Skuas
Giant Petrels
Sheathbills,
Predator adaptations,
Time-tested
Micro-naps.
Unbroken wilderness!

© 2024 Reese Halter
Agitate. Disrupt. Defend


Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
Email: HalterBooks@gmail.com to order

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