Monday, February 15, 2010

SPHINX

Our travel down the Nile is calm now that we've passed the Sphinx;
how they unpetrify after the rain, or what lengths
we go to pacify them
--that emu stuffed with opiates barely got us by them,
is kept from Tourist knowledge but it stinks!

A snoring on the shore assures me we are safe but even so Hussein I must confess
We don't have any this size in Memphis whatever sense of status they confer
Our embassage would be larger now had Pharaoh
kept them tethered in their barrow,
This vogue for zoos has gone too far in terms of human flesh
The Emir's content with crocodiles; they keep the servants on their feet,
And the slow ones furnish them enough to eat.

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