( when outnumbered )


there's an otter in me kitchen

sploshing in the sink

whilst i try to write a poem

concentration's on the blink

there's a lion in me living room

asleep on the settee

i want to watch the wright stuff

but i best leave it be

there's a camel in me bathroom

a camel? - oh my gosh

several shrews on the stairs

in the bog; an arctic fox

& there's a gnu in me bedroom

so what else can i do?

seeing as this house belongs to them now

i'll be the first ever man

to escape from the zoo



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