Graceful & Graviportal
Gracefully the hippo swims
with stubby legs, and not sleek fins.
Hours pass as it floats about
blowing bubbles with its snout.
On land, he’s Graviportal
like the tortoise who can haul
hefty weight with surprising speed:
an irony, we must concede.
Mary Arete Moodey (February 2016)