Friday, 27 April 2018

Monkeying Around

Roll out the barrel,
said the chief baboon.
The senior primate,
who wasn't a fool,
realised the container
was a useful tool.
He and three others
could stand on it
and jump to freedom
over the wall.
But one of the four
didn't answer the call
because he was yellow;
he returned to his pen
and refused to follow.
“We are free at last”
is what they thought
but within half an hour
they were all caught.
It seems that it was
a truly unique incident.
We can say they are safe
to a certain extent.
We are told the monkeys
were not infected,
so we can assume
they are fit once again
to be dissected.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.