by Henry
at Selous Game Reserve


Note:   "Selous" is pronounced suh-LOO.

As we were riding to Selous,
We saw a man in quite a stew.
His tilting bus in front of us
Was knee-deep in a slough.


Out of the brush we saw him stride.
Warthog! Warthog! we all cried.
And before the driver could slow the ride,
He vanished! ...on the other side.


We saw a mighty baobab,
Its girth too great to grab,
Nor in any direction
Obtain a cross-section
To analyze in the lab.