Oh, the Sexual Life of the Camel

Original Text: 
Ed Cray, The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs, 2nd edn. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992): 244.
1Oh, the sexual life of the camel
2Is stranger than anyone thinks.
3In moments of amorous passion,
4He frequently buggers the Sphinx.
5But the Sphinx's posterior passage
6Is clogged with the sands of the Nile,
7Which accounts for the hump on the camel,
8And the Sphinx's inscrutable smile.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2010
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