Alexandra Umlas



Harpursville, N.Y.



It’s only March, but April’s in the news

for being pregnant, 15 months along,

the people wait, complain the park was wrong

about the date, 5-million-a-day views

on You Tube, go and watch her as she chews

wild leaves, on full display before the throng

of fans who’ve watched her belly swelling on,

who see her pace the pen. You know this zoo’s

go-fund-me-please-account will help the park

whose long-necked star has really hit the mark,

and merchandise is being sold by staff;

A contest will be held to name the calf,

and maybe someday very soon we’ll say,

March is the month April gave birth to May!










Alexandra Umlas

Alexandra Umlas is currently an MFA student at California State University, Long Beach. She lives in Huntington Beach, CA.

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