Comparative Ornithology

For those who love a bird's red breast,
Which robin, Brit or Yank, is best?

Now I come to think of it,
Which country has the nicer tit?

Which of them can boast a cuter
Breed of owl, aka hooter?

And if you had the finest booby,
Which nationality would you be?

O Taste and See That the Lord Is Wrathful

"This life loses its salt," declared Lot,
"When the temper of heaven gets hot.
Though I played the good host,
All my neighbors are toast,
And my wife, once so sweet, now is not."

Skylark Petition

We pray that our premeditated art
Will fall upon the ear (the eye? the heart?)
So irresistibly that all who hear it
Will be like, "Yikes, that flows from heaven (or near it)!"

by Chris O'Carroll

Chris O'Carroll is a writer, actor, and comedian. His poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Folly, Garbanzo, Iambs & Trochees, The Neovictorian/Cochlea, The Raintown Review, and other print and online journals.

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