An amoeba who wanted to hide
ate diatoms, and so multiplied.
He ate and he ate
till his number was great
and he crowded himself off the slide.
Two irrepressible cranks
believed they were in a phalanx;
they waved swords and shields
as they roamed round the fields
repelling police at their flanks.
A teacher from Heidelberg High
attempted to memorize Õ.
The electrical drain
on the cells of his brain
made the skin on his scalp start to fry.
There was a young man in disguise
who had fluorescent green eyes.
By the light of the sun
he could charm anyone,
but by moonlight he caused some surprise.
In the mind of a well-known psychotic
The affairs of the world seemed chaotic.
His only release
was in watching wild geese
whose song he found sweet and hypnotic.
There was a financier named Cutter
who invested his goods on a flutter.
He used all his knowledge
of Commerce, from college.
That's him, picking fags from the gutter.
There once was a loafer named Hamlet
who managed to finish damn lit-
tle; except for Polonius,
two escorts felonious,
Laertes, Claudius, Gertrude, et cet.
There was a young fellow named Chalmers
whom not many people are calm as.
He said as he stirred,
"You may think this absurd,
but would someone chase off these embalmers?"