Euripides Returns From Exile
by James Keller


Coyotes are hunting for toddlers,
Police are shooting mountain lions
In suburban streets. What’s going on?

Vampires are mosquito-sized,
Raccoons are making home invasions
In search of drugs. What’s going on?

Ants migrate to Antarctica,
Deer fed up with native plants eat
Organic lettuce. What’s going on?

Grizzly bears with cabin fever
Leave their caves hungry for junk food
Stored in tourist tents. What’s gong on?

If this keeps up, frenzied mothers
Will be hunting down prurient sons
And tearing them limb from limb.