Month: May 2022

Ten Little Monkeys

Ten little monkeys
drinking barley wine
one staggered onto train tracks
and then there were nine
Nine little monkeys
in a gun control debate
one lost his head a bit
and then there were eight
Eight little monkeys
eating scones in Devon
one choked on a raisin
and then there were seven
Seven little monkeys
on the hunt for sixties chicks
One copped off with Twiggy
and then there were six
Six little monkeys
going for a drive
One picked up a dodgy hitchhiker
and then there were five
Five little monkeys
swinging on a door
one got his little fingers trapped
and then there were four
Four little monkeys
went together for a pee
one had a zipper accident
and then there were three
Three little monkeys
flinging round their poo
one had some tummy trouble
and then there were two
Two little monkeys
playing the long con
they screwed each other over
and then there was one
One little monkey
sitting in a tree
tapping out this little rhyme
as that last monkey is me.

© ml 2014

Dark Tower

I stood below the tower dark
watched it rail against the night
which danced a while with stone and labours
in the auras of moonlight
nature’s wonder overwhelming
greater than man’s vanity
yet in unison unfolding
creates a new reality
one of universe unending
proudly framing mortal schemes
that our kind’s destiny is written
eternal in our bloody dreams