lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where she is working to make rhyme the dominant style of poetry again.
She edited the anthology Kiss and Part
and her book, Easy Marks
, is available from Word Tech Press.
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The bilby is an Aussie beast,
peculiar shaped to say the least.
His nose is long, his ears are tall,
his mother is marsupial,
and (though he doesn't give a hoot)
he's very like a bandicoot.
While walking down a nature trail,
do not disturb the cynogale.
It lurks in branches over water,
contemplating fish to slaughter.
If a longer life's your wish,
be careful not to smell like fish.
The jaguarundi (otter cat)
is suffering loss of habitat,
and all the ones that I have seen
looked quite intentionally mean.
The potto, or the tailless ape,
is soft of fur and round of shape,
and if you bring him up with care
he makes a cuddly teddy bear.