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Snake man

He had white hair and a beard like a bush santa claus
His feet were bare and chin outthrust
He stood on the stage and told us
How wrong we were about snakes
How mistaken to think that they hate us
And kids in baseball caps saw the boxes and waited
Evil creatures? No he said
But they’re stupid, yes, nearly blind; almost deaf
As scared of us as we are of a bear
And he stood there, his pets inching
With a dullness we couldn’t imagine
Harmless now in the stark light of wisdom
After the talk he was telling us to take a piece of paper
Said allergies are caused by genetic modification

Snake man

Nebsy

Joined February 2010

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I wrote this about the man who gave a talk on snakes at the Melbourne show some years ago. He seemed very wise… until he got to handing out the leaflets filled with paranoia about GM foods…

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