The lush foliage was everywhere at once
As a rhythm beckoned, then weaved forth.
The whole 1936 entourage strained to
Hear the nascent jungle song playing thru.
There was a classic elephant polka,
Then a merry, happy, parrot waltz,
Followed by interpretive opera by
The Hippopotamus Tabernacle Choir.
The Gorilla orchestra was readying to
Conclude the evening’s festivities with
A tribute to Mozart in monk e minor, when
The rapture of the wild occurred.
Our party of Baptists, Methodists, and
Church of _____ burst the backstage,
Offering paradise rides via our Browning
Rifles, glad to share the American Dream.
I woke, relieved/saddened in the knowledge
That modern man seldom needs to haunt the
Dark continent to commit such death atrocities.
(We have target schools and churches nearby.)