Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wild Animals

Wild Animals

It starts out simply enough:

a week off from school – two cousins,

of like mind, seeking companionship,

playing friendly games for hours –

social otters keeping company.

But boredom sets in:

curious competitions ensue,

agreement evolves into discussion;

entertainment escalates, and soon

two chimpanzees commence

to making mischief.

Before long, dialog diminishes,

volume intensifies, debate turns into argument.

Squabble erupts into bicker, lambaste and brawl

and two flying monkeys

emerge shrieking,

wreaking havoc.


Written for 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 13– An Animal poem:

Was thinking it might be fun to try to rewrite this poem into a sestina – as per today’s additional challenge notes, but… I’m already done in (and still days behind), so perhaps that’s a task for a different day!  ;-)


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