Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Female Seahorses

Male sea horses carry the eggs
Maybe over 2,000 of them
In a pouch
And he stays put
Anchored to the bottom of the ocean
While his mate runs around all over the place
Returning for a few minutes every day
Probably with instructions and
Then depositing more eggs as soon as the last load of babies is off into the world
At least that’s how it usually is
I wonder what happens if the female wants to stay home with the eggs
Is that OK with the neighbors
If her in laws were to stop over
And recognize him
Or her
Would they help her come up with a workable pouch of her own
Or would they make their disapproval clear
With tail gestures and snide remarks
Muttering under their breath the whole time about how
Male sea horses are supposed to carry the eggs

1 comment:

Megan said...

your mind is an amazing thing, my dear!