About In short, I am busy

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The title comes from an old Mbundu poem and I know I read it in an anthology, but I don't remember which, although I was sure it was a Clifton Fadiman anthology, but apparently not. Possibly one edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins?

  Song of an Unlucky Man
Chaff is in my eye,
A crocodile has me by the leg,
A goat is in my garden,
A porcupine is cooking in the pot,
Meal is drying on the pounding rock,
The King has summoned me to court,
And I must go to the funeral of my mother-in-law:
In short, I am busy.
  Trans. By Merlin Ennis

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