It Happened One Night
by Laurie Kay Olson
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Once upon an ev'ning dreary'
As I wandered weak and weary,
I stepped inside the bathroom door
To take care of an urgent chore.
In dim light coming from the hall
I stopped midway to nature's call.
There something strange lay in the tub --
Had I left something there to scrub?
Had playful cats lost some weird toy?
Neither one seemed quite right but -- boy!
My hand moved slowly to the light
Unsure I'd want to see the sight.
That curving shape could only be --
Oh, dear God, not now, not me!
Beneath my hand the light went click
Then suddenly I felt quite sick
And I really had my fright on --
It was someone's young pet python.
I shut the door quick as you please,
Swore a bit and crossed my knees.
As I put nature's call on hold,
I wondered what would next unfold.
Don't you fret and don't you worry.
The police got there in a hurry,
They took that snake back to his home
And I finally peed alone.
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Strange but true. This really happened to me. My neighbor's pet python had gotten loose and found it's way into my home. It was about three and a half feet long. My cats were terrified.
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