Melissa Hager’s “Okapi Comes A Knockin'” after Joel Sartore

imageArt of Poetry’s Melissa Hager sings her poem to the folks gathered September 16, 2017 at Hickory Museum of Art.

 
Melissa Hager
OKAPI COMES A KNOCKIN’
After “Okapi” by Joel Sartore

Okapi comes a Knockin’
Beatin’ at the door
1, 2, 3, 4
Not a hoof more

Okapi comes a Knockin’
With a long black tongue
Slurp, slurp, slurp
‘Cause lickin’ you is fun!

Okapi comes a Knockin’
On his head, two bones
Like a giraffe
They’re called ossicones

Okapi comes a Knockin’
With a bottom black and white
Slash, slash, slash
He’s stylin’ in his stripes

Okapi comes a Knockin’
Zebra meets giraffe
Try to imagine that
Don’t it make you want to laugh?

Okapi comes a Knockin’
Beatin’ at the door
1, 2, 3, 4
There isn’t anymore.

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