Zebras Anything
--James Tate 
I wish somebody would give me
a couple of live panda bears.
After all these years I deserve them.
Yesterday I nearly went insane 
searching for a toucan:
“No toucans!” everywhere I went.
One son-of-a-bitch even went so far
as to say: “Toucans are filthy, 
disgusting birds, terrible pets;
and on the endangered list besides.”
And I said, then I’ll take the last one,
I’ll be responsible; my pets 
don’t have to bow and scrape to me.
We are equals, this I believe,
so give me the pandas.

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