Excuse me, sir, but could you spare
A pineapple (we have no pears) —
Here, in this place
Of grandeur, grace
…And about 3,000 monkeys?
Poemed for Deb Whittam‘s new writing prompt: Capture a Critter. I wrote in response to the Monkey Buffet Festival, an annual tradition of setting out a feast for the local monkeys in Lopburi, Thailand. This year’s event, held on November 24, will be their 31st year.
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