By Ogden Nash
I never saw an axolotl
But Harvard has one in a bottle
Perhaps,- and at the thought I shiver,
The very villain from Fall River
Where Lizzie Borden took an axolotl
And gave her mother forty waxolotl.
I Wandered Lonely as a Clod
By William Wordswords
I wandered lonely as a clod
Just picking up old rags and bottles,
When onward on my way I plod,
I saw a host of axolotls
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
A sight to make a man’s blood freeze.
Some had handles, some were plain;
They came in blue, red, pink, and green.
A few were orange in the main,
The damdest sight I’ve ever seen.
The females gave a sprightly glance,
The male ones all wore knee-length pants.
Now oft when on the couch I lie
The doctor asks me what I see,
They flash upon my inward eye
And make me laugh in fiendish glee.
I find my solace then in bottles
And I forget them axolotls.
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