What kinda moniker
is that for a lithe
who bumped his noggin
to break ice in Siberia?
I’ve scarfed enough
who braved chilly temperatures
to discover me. The least
the survivors could do
is give me a decent name!
What?! Just cos it’s cold
and I live in Lake Vostok,
refused a fish hook or three,
preferred to stay under the ice
and hang near a thermal vent,
I didn’t make a dent in history?
Could have been a contender!
The equal of any Ogopogo,
Nessie, Shuswaggi, or Champ!
Shoulda just chomped the legs off
one of your intrepid aquanauts
and said I didn’t! Who blows?!
Not this fourteen-tentacled
squid-like behemoth, babe!
I did my part just stayin’ out of sight
of yer scurvy lot. Coulda scarfed
the lot of you fur-swaddled hominids
and spit out the bones! Man the phones!
Set the record straight. Organism 46B
oughta have a name consistent
with his badass behaviour at least!
Not Vostok Vegan or Vossie –
something a little more defiant …
nasty or bossy … Vinnie Vostok maybe?