Monday, October 14, 2013

Christopher Columbus Discovers the Hippopotamus

The second time he saw the hippopotamus
I saw it too
The first time I told him it was a rock
There might actually have been rocks on the beach when Columbus landed on San Salvador
Do you know that there still isn’t complete agreement
As to which island is the one
Columbus called San Salvador
On October 12, 1492
The folks on Watlings Island changed their name
To San Sakvador
To help eliminate the controversy
To restore focus where they wanted it
Where it needed to be
Which was why
That second time
I saw the hippopotamus

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