The beautiful big-lipped Blue Groper
can change sex and turn into a male
much more boyster than the grey oyster
far cleverer than the shark or whale.
It sounds the stuff of psychiatry
but it’s common to the family Wrasse
the switch is a feminist device
a Groper lad can’t change to a lass.
If Ms G. thinks the grass is greener
or there’s a lack of spunks in her school
she needs no scalpel or testoster
“My body,” she bubbles, “is my tool.”
She knows she’s both Martha and Arthur
(no mermaid boasts power so mighty)
the poor leopard is pale beside her
she’s both Hermes and Aphrodite.