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The Elephant and the Rhinoceros
The two creatures are coworkers;
They perform the same job.
The two received their paychecks;
The elephant let out a sob.
She had gotten a glimpse of the rhino's,
out of the corner of her eye.
And the disbelief and unfairness
was enough to make her cry.
He made twenty cents more than her;
Although, they performed the same work.
Her coworker too was shocked;
He decided to not act like a ****.
He demanded they see their boss,
to make a case for higher pay.
Their boss seemed amused,
and only had one thing to say:
"Elephants are not rhinoceros,
thus I do not see the problem.
But if you have any serious inquiries, Mr. Rhinoceros,
I would be happy to help you solve them."
I've recently studied the pay gap, and this was born from my mind. The ridiculousness of such a thing just seemed to belong in a short story-like poem with animals for comical effect.
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