A pelican sitting on a streetlight,
A cockatoo eating my TV aerial.
An opossum stealing cookies from the coffee table,
And a kookaburra killing dead meat.

I got stung by a caterpillar,
Bitten by an ant.
Killed by a red back spider,
And killed again by a red belly black snake.

Dead flat on my back,
In the hot red dust.
Under a gum tree,
Scoring a sunburn.

Oh God did you really create Australia,
Or were you just having fun that day?
Did you just get out of bed on the wrong side?
Or did you just have a little too much to drink?


Australia is featured in my book titled Ta!. Ta! can be purchased at late for supper for €13.45

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