Mary Had a Li’l Lobster

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Mary had a li’l lobster,
its skin was green as moss;
& everywhere that Mary went,
that lobster brought its claws.

It followed her to work 1 day,
that was against the rules;
It made coworkers scream & shout
to see it puncture holes

in the outrigging,
causing everything to go spinning,
sinking down into the bubbling gray abyss,
ne’er to ‘scape ‘gain.

& there the lobster still remains,
scuttling with so much fun,
down @ the bottom o’ the sea
with Mary’s skeleton.


Crawdad, Mary, Outrigger.