Percy Dovetonsils

Freshman - 539 Points (12 Aug,1948 / Tokyo, Japan)

Most Snakes - Poem by Percy Dovetonsils

Most snakes
are straightforward
about their venom.
They're very bright
like coral snakes,
or have rattles,
or hoods,
as warnings.

But there is one snake,
a 2-legged snake,
I must warn you about
because his appearance
gives no warning.

He appears to be
a harmless, an innocuous,
a talentless,
academic.
He looks just like
dozens or hundreds
or thousands
of academics
who wouldn't
harm a flea
or swallow a lab rat
whole.

But if you
let him
get too close
he'll give you
an awful bite

which will make
the affected area
turn black
and fall off

unless
you immediately inject
the anti-venom,
which is the realization
that this seemingly
innocuous character
is completely
full of
shit.

Topic(s) of this poem: snake


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018



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