Hippo Poem

(AP): Hippos Take the Gold for the Holding-Breath Competition: up to six minutes and counting. When they're not submerged in the water, they lallygag about in their H20 Habitat for 16 hours a day.

(AP): Hippos Take the Gold for the Holding-Breath Competition: up to six minutes and counting. When they're not submerged in the water, they lallygag about in their H20 Habitat for 16 hours a day.

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)