Invasion of the Snail People et al


By Vassilis Zambaras

“There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”

Believe it or not,

I read somewhere* that
Some land snails can

Lift ten times their weight
Up a vertical surface;

So if you were as strong as that
And sucked just as well

And weighed in at one hundred-fifty pounds,
You could haul one thousand

Five hundred pounds of suckers
Straight up a wall.

* here

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MELIGALAS, Greece—(Weekly Hubris)—11/22/10—Earthlings, even as you read this, things are getting  worse:

“Invasion of the Slug People”

You know

They’ve finally taken over everything

When you no longer have enough

Time to shovel the slime you’ve left behind.

Which means They are Already Here!

They are Already Here

Vassilis Zambaras According to such reliable inside sources as The Weekly Hubris’s Publishing-Editor, VazamBam aka Vassilis Zambaras is all of the following, and more, in an order no one can vouchsafe as definitive: a publishing poet who writes every day of his life; a hugely successful father (and a not-so-very-successful local political candidate); a professor of English as a Foreign Language, with portfolio; a Renaissance Man of many skills, useful and not-so; a fount of information about his particular corner of his birth country; an unstable and utterly unique mix of Greek and American, American and Greek; and the man fortunate and wily enough to have made off with Messenia’s loveliest and most talented local daughter as his child bride. Besides being all the aforementioned, other more dubious sources have also reported seeing him hanging out at the corner of—in the guise of a “new old kid on the blog, with an occasional old or new poem written off the old writer’s block.” Author Photo: Pericles Boutos