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.

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