Today will live in infamy!
I messed up in the lab you see
I unlocked just one monkey cage
Then had to run and check a gauge
When I returned I was quite shocked
Ten monkey cages were unlocked!
Two monkeys swung from ceiling fans
High-fiving with their feet and hands
Three more had lit up Bunsen burners
They balanced them on pancake turners
One monkey had three feet of hose
and shoved it up another’s nose
The last three chimps were down the hall
And that was the worst thing of all
They'd entered a restricted space
The lab we call the “cloning place”
It didn’t take them very long
To make things go completely wrong
They’d mixed up all the DNA
How many kinds I cannot say
From birds and frogs and caribou
They’d cooked up a genetic stew
A seething glowing bubbling mass
Of kangaroo and wild ass
Who knows what the result will be
I guess we’ll have to wait and see
So here’s a lesson for the ages
Always lock your monkey cages!
For if you give them chance enough,
They’ll monkey with genetic stuff!