Written after a day trip to Ocean Park, Hong Kong
There you are,
Attired in a smooth black swim suit
Your boneless neck swerving
to kiss the rod in the right place.
Rewarding the twisting and turning
Of your bendy body and flappy fins.
Children laughing and cheering and yapping
at your candid dancing moves.
You seemed happy – fulfilled.
Protected and preserved too, they say.
Positively reinforced, like the audience,
you are now freed into the park of