Of Mice And Mammoth


I am a woolly mammoth. I'm
A shagpile from the ice:
Some frozen spunk
Produced my hunk
And I'm not very nice.

Provide me with some micicles,
Identical as peas -
From dawn to dusk
They love my tusk
And worship at my knees.

My dead weight and their facelessness
Make an ancient, modern crew:
My tough old boots,
These new recruits -
Old Labour crossed with New.

[July 1998]

From the book Labour Pangs

It was reported that mice had been cloned, and mammoths were to be revived from their frozen sperm