by Jacob Kramer
The Wallverine, she started small
Gobbling the garden wall
With gnashing teeth, she made short order
Of the crunchy brick and mortar.
And within a week or so
Vibrant blooms began to grow
Sharing space in garden rows
With pasty old white potatoes.
Next, she ate the chain link fence
Outside a private residence
And now the kids are free to roam
And bounce on beds when no one's home.
At the Zoo, she was irate
By how people incarcerate
Snakes, giraffes, bats and the lion
In cramped boxes of wrought iron
The Wallverine, she licked her lips
Then tore the cages all to bits.
Thanks to her, we can shake hands
With the freed orangutans.
The Wallverine heard that Berlin
Had a massive wall to eat
But, alas to her chagrin
She arrived decades too late.
Oh, how she howled and made a din!
(For to the hungry Wallverine
A chunk of reinforced concrete
Tastes better than a hunk of meat.)
Deep down we know it would be better
Not to give her so much fodder
Poor Wallverine could get an ulcer
Feasting on the Southern border.
No more walls or barbed wire fences!
No more palisades or moats!
Such enclosures gall the senses
Let the sheep mingle with goats!
Let the people wander freely,
Strolling, sailing, driving fast
We don't need dividers, really
Cluttering our world so vast.
As for the hungry Wallverine
Scourge of blockades, walls and screens
We'll shrink her down to squirrel scale
And feed her pebbles from a pail.