A Romp In The City

A once polluted isle where trees were few

Reforested and minimized its rate

Of bay pollution. Greater green and blue

Made Singapore the garden city state.

Pollution meant no otter romps. Today,

In Singapore, they roam the city streets.

No fishpond’s safe if owners are away:

The otter is not coy—koi’s what it eats!

Home owners losing koi may be displeased.

Ecologists, however, are beguiled:

Concern for wildlife would be greatly eased

If city life could coexist with wild …

To keep your koi from otters isn’t hard—

You just erect high walls around your yard!

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2023 Sep