Leopard Seal

Old dinosaur face

the leopard seal

snoozing on an ice floe

opens an eye

as the Zodiac comes up.

O my God another interruption !

Clumsily he lifts himself to look around.

We roar and judder just

offshore of him

clicking photographs.

He's had enough of this -

sea-serpent headed

stunner of penguins

mini-monster of the floes

easily down into the dark

he goes.

Where is he now we wonder,

sharp teeth below our bottoms

with only the rubber boat between.