It’s evolution

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Warning

The usually placid
Koala
who likes
to sleep

Stretch
sniff the air
sit up
seeing around

As time moves
on
so must
everything else

From a time
past
back there
a reminder
a simpler life
magic is real

To now
where
evolution has
changed habits
normally slow
walk
many dangers
dogs
cars
people.

But now we
are asked
to
watch out
Koala evolution
run amuck
So now
when in the
bush
watch out
yes a
WARNING
for

Koalas on bicycles

There will be a lot of you wondering about the blue Koala statue. That is “Bunyip Bluegum the koala, his friends, and Albert, ‘a quarrelsome, endlessly renewable pudding, who can turn himself into any type of pudding your tastebuds desire.

First published in 1918, The Magic Pudding has never been out of print. The story has been translated into several different languages and adapted for puppet theatre, an audio book and animated film.

Norman Lindsay allegedly wrote The Magic Pudding to settle an argument with a friend who thought that children only liked to read about fairies. Lindsay was convinced they preferred to read about food.”
* new south wales govt archive