It Always Starts with Jumpers for Penguins
Stitch small. You’re covering
apology, not sin. Light fabric’s best,
to match their bones.
Flash colours. British birds
are little brown jobbies. They yearn
to steal the jazz of peacocks, lay down
a riff of hypersonic tremolos. Cardinals
want dominos, to pass unnoticed.
Mind the seams are on the outside.
You don’t want to ruffle feathers.