The Phlebotomous Flea

2Assailed a Hippopotamus;
3  The Hippo, he
4  Sat on the Flea,
5And, goodness gracious! what a muss!

Notes

1] phlebotomous: in the mood for blood-letting or cutting flesh. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Guiterman, Arthur, The Light Guitar (New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923): 139-140.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire