One Poem by James Bell

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

as the gorilla in the picture

I can say she’d never get that close
for one – for two
let’s face the cliché head on (sic)
beauty and the beast – there
I’ve said it and somebody’s going to
wax lyrical – that was my first impulse
and by the way I think she’s ugly
with that stupid smiley face and her
mouth wide open – pal that’s an
aggressive act – my old lady
wouldn’t dare do that without a swipe
of the hand – we’re animals
like you – there is an etiquette –
it looks like I’ve punched the wall
at back – hell I don’t do that –
that’s what you’d call a last resort
we’re the gentlemen and ladies of the jungle
peace lovin’ guys n’ gals who chew fruit
like me there in the picture
in my contemplative mode – the human –
well she just looks crazy though
I guess that’s only my point of view –
we’ll have some chopped up apple
sometime – ciao buddy

 

James Bell is Scottish and now lives in France. He has written and published poetry for twenty years. At present he is at work on his first short story collection.

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