His pitch black eyes
Stare at me through the bars
Waiting for his chance
Ready to attack

G'day mate
He calls out
Feigning friendship
Luring me closer

One warm meal a day
Served at first light
Sees a scramble for the door
His daily escape attempt

He has served a year
Of a life sentence
For a crime he didn't commit
All appeals have failed

My lady loves him
He loves her back
A special relationship
I will have to endure

His smart mouth
His quick wit
Are part of the allure
That draws people to him

Luxurious green coat
Highlighted red and blue
Tailored to fit
Is worn proudly each day

He came into our lives
About a year ago
This baby eclectus
We all call Yarra