Treasure Island

Mbongo Zoobistatoo

(1/1/1912 / The Gambia)

Biography of Mbongo Zoobistatoo

I have ben riteng poemz since I was knee-high to a pouch rat! My poppa said i could poetise about anything, but i lik snaks best...in my country meny sneks live in harmony wit me and my people, and we sometimes like too eet dem so much. i also write poems about de monkeys and shimpases dat roam and play gregariously in my jungle.

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September Snakes

September Snake, so sluggish, so sad,
Is this the best summer you ever had?
Slithering and biting and “Fanging around“,
Sneaking up on folks with narry a sound.

You go to your hideout to catch a few ZZZZs
Or hang by your tail from the leaf-barren trees
And no one will bother you, no one comes near,
Not wild boar nor possum nor rabbit nor deer.

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