Friday, August 15, 2008

Two Views

A minor tragedy
Outside my window
Moth caught
Fluttering
By a sparrow

A minor victory
Outside my window
Sparrow adept
Feasting
On a moth

1 comment:

WriterLin said...

A minor tragedy
Outside my window
Moth caught
Fluttering
By a sparrow

A minor victory
Outside my window
Sparrow adept
Feasting
On a moth


The gobbler or the gobblee? Somehow I feel compelled to choose which of those I’d rather be. You’d think a peace monger like me would choose the sacrificial role. But my survival instincts are alive and well, and plan to keep on being so.

Therefore, I think that I’d employ a version of the approach that got me permanently banned from all future games of the role playing game, Dunegons & Dragons (after all of 45 second of play!).-- talk therapy with the bad guy.

I would say to the sparrow and the moth, let’s sit down and talk about this. Tell me what’s troubling each of you. And here, Mr. Sparrow, have a soy burger and Ms. Moth, may I interest you in this fine blend of personal alum and cayenne body powder?

And neither a gobbler nor a gobblee be ~