Marsupial Poetry


The Wombat

As you splash along the track
Eyes alert and ears pinned back
You might have seen those queer square turds
And thought, if not expressed in words

The stress of such a defecation
Baffles ones' imagination
But it's not done to entertain us -
The Wombat has an oblong anus.

So if your slumber is disturbed
By cries and screams, don't be perturbed.
Eyes closed, teeth clenched and racked with pain
A Wombat's gone and crapped again!!

B. Tate, 1982. The Bastard from the Bush, Obscene Songs
and Ballads of Australian Origin. Q/Land: Rams Skull Press.

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