Poems of the Week

Yeti Once More

by Ruth S. Baker

“The Indian army says it has discovered footprints in the Himalayas that appear to belong to a yeti, known in the United States as bigfoot or the abominable snowman.”
—NBC News

Though conscious their chances were slim,
An Army went out on a limb
And tracked a great Snowman
When formerly no man
Had captured clear traces of him.

Assumptions are all very well:
For all these bold soldiers could tell
This big hairy Yeti
Was actually Beti:
The Bombshell Abominabelle.