Pencil Stubs Online
Reader Recommends


 

Like Monkeys At The Zoo

By John I. Blair

Like monkeys at the zoo
We humans find our bliss
In hours we spend
On grooming.

Were pleased at plucking whiskers,
Squeezing zits, applying paint
Upon our fingernails and toes,
Teasing hair or braiding it in stylish rows.

Now I play these PC games,
Moving cards or clicking tiles,
My mind a blank but feeling
I am doing something smart,

When all the while I know
Its just the chance to bit-by-bit
Examine and manipulate
That charms me.

Id be better off by far
If, like the monkeys,
I were picking ticks
And fleas.

2005 John I. Blair  

Refer a friend to this Poem

Your Name -
Your Email -
Friend's Name - 
Friends Email - 

 

Reader Comments

Post YOUR Comments!
Name:
Email:
Comments:

Please enter the code in the image above into the box
below. It is Case-Sensitive. Blue is lowercase, Black
is uppercase, and red is numeric.
Code:

Horizontal Navigator

 

HOME

To report problems with this page, email Webmaster

Copyright 2002 AMEA Publications