Penguin Zen

Penguins mate for life.

The sea before them

The sky above

are stage set to that life

sliding between danger and balance/

Standing so still,

their feathery notes convey

they will take

come what will.

Here on savaged shore rocks

content to be

as though they were placed

by a Fate willing or unwilling.

–Christine Emmert

Christine is an actress, writer, director and educator who writes across the genres. Her novel, The Nun’s Dragon, is presently out on Amazon. She has had work published throughout the English speaking world.  Presently she tours with her two plays written for the outreach Program of the National Park Service at Hopewell Furnace.  Her blog can be accessed at

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