The Great Lemming Debate


Lemmings conceived but then soon aborted 
And lemmings unborn for reasons assorted 
Do scarcely exist in such mass to expunge 
Their lives in a mad, suicidal death plunge. 


Preserving the fetus of each lemming pup 
Helps populations of lemmings go up 
So that larger groups jointly can jump off some cliff. 
And then there are less, so, like, what is the diff? 


If unwanted lemmings will never get made, 
Lemming Congress will never need Roe versus Wade, 
And then lemmings will turn back to what they are meant for: 
Serving us humans as self-righteous metaphor. 


            - Richard Hacken