We’ve Only Just Begun

by Duncan Jones

Armadillos, aardvark, capybara, tiger shark
Stegosaurus, magpie, panda, blue-ringed octopi
Yellow jackets, wolverines, hornets, wasps, jumping beans
Honey bees, killer bees, locusts fill the sky
Black mambas, giant squids, chimpanzees, arachnids
Jellyfish, scorpions, koalas, kangaroo
Meerkats, ladybugs, wooly mammoths, snails, slugs
Canis lupus, stingrays, the king is in a zoo

Jack rabbits, crocodiles, wild dogs, run for miles
Rattlesnakes, hawks, vultures, eagles, falcons, owls
Reindeer, elk, moose, duck, duck, mongoose
Altai argali, oh, how the wind howls!
Alligators, butterflies, salamander, lemur eyes
Snapping turtles, flying squirrels, mussels in the sand
Komodo dragons, unicorns, griffins, phoenix, rhino horns
Centaurs, minotaurs, forest wonderland

Saber tooth, beaver, swan, chocolate labs, python
Echidna, ants, silverbacks, elephants, giraffe
Mantises, cape buffalo, seal, walrus, dingo
Orangutan, gazelle, lion, cub, fawn, calf
One fish, tuna fish, red fish, blue whale
Orcas orchestrating hunts, iguana, cobra, dove
Penguin, lobster, polar bear, dolphins spinning through the air
Camel, caterpillar, cow, beetles, jungle love

Parrots, hippopotamus, carcarion carcarius
Otter, ostrich, antelope, impala, sea star
Thoroughbred, hedgehog, rainbow poison dart frog
Seahorse, eel, cheetah, peacock, emu, jaguar
Bandicoots, lorikeets, wildebeest, centipedes
Coral reef, anemones, hyena, baboon
House cats, mice, rats, flies, gnats, fruit bats
Lightning bugs, mosquitoes, crazy as a loon

Woodpecker, porcupine, coyote, bison, clam, swine
Amphibian, chinchilla, goats, coats made of fur
Oysters, salmon, crab cakes, jewel scarabs, fire drakes
Titi monkey, shrike, where the wild things were
Tarantula, chameleon, sea urchin, raven, alien
Anglerfish, angelfish, nudibranch, koi
Weasel, ferret, latrodectus, Kodiak, homo erectus
Gila monster, mastodon, caiman, Corduroy

Grasshoppers, manatees, platypus, wallabies
Raccoons, marmot, striped horse, crickets, civet, ox
Wombats, cockatoos, gibbon, tortoise, jabiru
Geckos, heron, llama, toads, sugar glider, fox
Dragonfly, jackal, lynx, velociraptor, tapir, minks
Black-capped capuchin, the Irish elk is done
Great apes, shih tzu, kudu, newt, kinkajou
Alpaca, sloth, Tyrannosaur, we’ve only just begun …