The Bill of the Platypus by Zoe Buckton

The bill of the Platypus, torn,

detached from the flesh where it once hung.

dark, smooth and prodded

by moustachioed men.

Pried away from the creature

Some elaborate hoax?

With fur, yet eggs,

A puzzle of the most

uncombinable traits,

a gene splicer’s wet dream.

Here lies the platypus’ bill,

torn from its seams.

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