Should you behold Banana Zoo
you’re sure of a big surprise
for there you’ll see Ken Kangaroo
with odd-shaped, kaleidoscope eyes
and Terry the Tapir and Gerald Giraffe
showin’ off their skills as dowsers
and Sid the Zookeeper with a halibut scarf
and goldfishes pinned to his trousers.
There’s Venomous Vince, the variegated viper,
pole vaultin’ in one-legged jeans
and Peccary Pete the porcine sniper
with his blowpipe and haricot beans.
there’s Gertie the Gibbon and Maureen Macaque
solicitin’ in suspenders and bras,
and Lewis the Lion who diets on wrack
and keeps turquoise tadpoles in jars.
And should you get stuck in Banana Zoo,
where the purple striped Aardvark
I know a good shrink
who will help pull you through,
for there’s no such place
By – Ephraim Crud