only the head and one foot judged to be salvageable…

oh what a surprise
to these failing eyes
for out on the white house lawn
sometime just before dawn
appeared a creature
long thought dead
it’s balding head
was a sure sign
i hadn’t gone blind
wandered off
to alice’s land
of which
i am a fan
but i digress
to reduce your stress
and address
just what it was
that brings this buzz
a creature
with distorted features
an ever-present scowl
that moos like some
tortured cow
though larger than
the ones in books
i am assured
i took
several looks
it was indeed
the last dodo
it kept saying