Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Mermaid's Purse, by Ted Hughes

The Mermaid's shriek
Made Ocean shake.

She'd opened her purse
For an Aspirin-
What a shock!
Out came a shark
With a great black fin
Hissing: "Here's Nurse
And Surgeon in one
Great flashing grin!"

Now headache
And head have gone
Or she'd feel worse.

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