Montezuma’s Revenge

(Listen to the poem here)

I used to have a frog,” the lady says,

which changed its colour when it sang-

until one day it was eaten by the cat”.

The cat itself

stares at us from the corner,

sitting in Egyptian style,

blinking uncomfortably its


no, green…

red (?)


                                                                                                            Phillip Hill 2003





(This poem is included in my book The Observation Car which is available from

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