Melburnian in Bath

A Melbournian in Bath

I do not swear.
I don’t have the hang for slang.
I definitely don’t have an accent
but as soon as I got to Bath
I could do nothing to prevent
my Australian dipthongs
spilling out of my mouth.

Long vowels. Short consonants.
Being in England I cannot prevent
my dipthongs tripping me up.
I can’t step away from the Oztralyan dipthong.
I may as well say ‘GDay Mite’.

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