Ah Meng

This orangutan I never knew,

Surely, like her there were few.

An icon did she make for Tourism S’pore,

Causing tourists to make for our shore.

But when you put an ape into a casket,

Give a moving eulogy for her market,

Where does that leave us humans,

Are we apes too, or zoological also-rans?

3 Replies to “Ah Meng”

  1. I don’t think the orang utans would do anything special if their keeper died. We humans like to anthropomorphosize animals to cater to our emotions when they don’t feel the same degree of “love.”

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