ON THE AMAZON


there's a danger zone • not a stranger zone
than the little plot I walk on that I call my home
full of eerie sights • weird and skeerie sights
every vicious animal that creeps and crawls and bites

on the amazon the prophylactics prowl
on the amazon the hypodermics howl
on the amazon you'll hear a scarab scowl and sting zodiacs on the wing
all the stalagtites are vicious vertabrae
hunt the stalagmites while laryngitis slay
all the parasites that come from paraguay in spring
snarling equinox among the rocks will seize you
and the fahrenheit comes out at night to freeze you
wild duondenum are lurking in the trees
and the jungle swarms with green apostrophes
oh the amazon is calling me

on the amazon the pax vobiscum bite
on the amazon the epiglotis fight
on the amazon the hemispheres at night all slink where the agnostics drink
all the hippodromes that lie concealed in mud 
hunt the metronomes that live in swamp and flood
then the kodachromes come out and drink their blood • poor ginks
while velocipedes among the weeds will scare you
and the menopause with hungry jaws ensnares you
frenzied adenoids infest the hills and slopes
everyone avoids the deadly stetoscopes
oh the amazon is calling me

                                                  grey • newman • ellis