21 January 2008

the conflict of monkey and cat

we leave the conflict of monkey and cat
to wiser folks who know how to describe
the interplay of thievery and bribe
combined with fear of how things become flat
the signs of sacrifice left on the mat
are those the simian would most proscribe
and thus most subject to the feline gibe
and we know just what happens in combat
so thinking of the night and what we need
such as good rest and dreams of summer shores
we do not set out any tricks or traps
but propaganda lies more in the deed
than in the execution of our chores
and others wake more swiftly from their naps

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