In Other News
By Sue Cowing
Baby bats talk baby talk.
Saturn sings from rings to moon.
The show-off vulture in our zoo
is growing lonely. He must miss us.
Sea snakes only want to kiss us.
Backyards here can grow vanilla.
Newton’s apple tree still stands.
An Aussie lab can tell us how (or just how not)
to tickle a rat. How’s that?
Sociable vulture, ancient tree,
a musical planet or two or three--
do such things matter? Hard to say.
But thinking about them can make your day.