John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Poet's Corner: Reader Request Month, day 36

The Wombat

The wombat lives across the seas,
Among the far Antipodes.
He may exist on nuts and berries,
Or then again, on missionaries;
His distant habitat precludes
Conclusive knowledge of his moods,
But I would not engage the wombat
In any form of mortal combat.

Ogden Nash (1902 – 1971)

Today's poem is for Mark Coen, who asked for wombats. I was only able to fnd the one, though. Why am I not surprised it's by Ogden Nash?

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