Saturday, October 15, 2011

I told my dog / you're not heterosexual bisexual / transvestite transsexual / lesbian or gay / but you seem to do okay


No bells. Atop Hobart G.P.O, Elizabeth Street, Hobart. October 2011.

We have pancakes every Saturday morning, even though I am a fry up kind of guy.

Amoeba, John Hegley

hello amoeba I wish you were my pet
but you're not really big enough to be seen by the vet
are you?
you're a little blob of jelly
you've got no skin and bone
you're not a boy you're not a girl
and you're not on the telephone
I cannot get in touch with you
I cannot pull your leg
you look a bit like a fried egg
you're a long way down the ladder
that evolution trod
but you can eat with your feet
or to be more discreet
obtain food with your pseudopod
and you don't have to have a partner
to start a family
you can multiply by dividing
tra-la-la-la-lee
you don't get up in the morning
because you never go to bed
you've not got any genitalia
but you've got other bits instead
I saw you down the microscope
when I was just a lad
I told my mum about you
and then I told my dog
you're not heterosexual bisexual
transvestite transsexual
lesbian or gay
but you seem to do okay
it isn't rude to be an amoeba
in the nude
is it eh?
you're not so simple
you little protoplasmic pimple

2 comments:

Roddy said...

No bells. No Hunchback. It is Hobart!

Kris said...

There are a few hunchbacks out and about in Hobart.