The seekers of true and everlasting romantic love
Are like birdwatchers crouching on city street,
Binoculars in hand, scanning the urban foliage,
Of signs, screens and billboards
For the colour, wingspan and plumage
Of the ultimate catch:
The Diamond-Studded Ringtailed Lorakeet.
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Now this bird is quite plump
For it lives on chocolates and sweets
And yet is able to fly!
By the power of its siren tweets.
Its dazzling tail is for bewitching birdwatchers
Who all make ample offerings at its feet.
And whether it be their careers, languages (even their religions!)
This bird will take them all to feather its nests
Especially when its on heat.
So as your resident Dharmologist I will break the spell
By naming it well for the next time we meet.
Henceforth this species of love shall be known as
The ‘Phat Phasmagorakeet”.
And that, ladies and gents, as I’m sure you already know,
Is ‘Phat” with a pH of 0.