January 2005 / Volume VI / Issue I
Justin Barrett

welcome to the jungle

he reads in a
science magazine about
the Giant Panda;

about how the female
allows the male
to mate with her
only one day
a year,

about how if the
male doesn’t happen to
be around that
one day
then too bad,

about how if the
male doesn’t feel
like mating that
one day
then too bad, again,

about how more
often than
not the result
is a year
of frustration
and pent-up
aggression for the
male Giant Panda,

and he is
reminded of his
relationship
with his ex-wife.
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