Ackee

I am an ackee,

at least, that’s what my parents told me;

I’m tiny and cute,

more fish than fruit,

and I look like a mixture of things.

A leaf sheep they say,

well, truth be known,

I was born this way.

Some people call me a sea slug,

others a freak;

but, do I look worried?

Do I care if I’m a geek?

No. I have my own place

in the ecological list;

and if I wasn’t here,

I’m sure I’d be missed,

by somebody who cares,

by someone who loves,

all the strange-looking critters,

be they urchins or bugs.

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