Dr. Louis Pasternak Skullstench: Stealth Poet
Poetry Assignment #20: Poem Inspired by a Photograph
This Really Happened!
A Burmese python told the waiter,
“I will try the alligator!”
He opened wide to eat headfirst
but got so full he felt he’d burst
He ached and cramped, began to shout,
as gator clawed and SPLATTED out!
So read your menus carefully
The warning’s there for you to see:
“Eat it all–don’t be a quitter
The reptile combo’s one side-splitter!”
You can find the pic online at National Geographic! See the gator bursting out of the snake’s side? Isn’t it awesome?
I feel a little bit queasy, Louis. Have you thought about rabbits? They are simply adorable. What a sweet poem you could write about rabbits!
After recess, I watched everyone practice for the talent show. Miss S said I need to observe everyone over the next week so that I can “properly introduce them.”
Leila played the piano. (Yawn.)