Everybody's Monkey
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Hey Tim- Below is an edit I did, and of course, only kept (and rearranged) the parts I liked.  I also put it in 1st person, to, uh, make it more personal: 

Everybody's monkey
is on my back,
raining idiot claws
as it shrieks to its gods,
and twists my skeleton
like handlebars, knocks my brains
against eyes of flint. 

I pray to a liar’s moon,
but it makes another leap...
and so this Circus goes on-
on a flat earth beneath a tent of stars,
no trapeze, no clowns, no elephants-
just a hunch backed Ringmaster
with a curious ape-like gait.


(Obviously, I liked your piece enough that I co-opted it, ie stole it.  I guess I should apologize but I won't, since I won't save it as my own.  That said, I can relate to that Ringmaster).
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Messages In This Thread
Everybody's Monkey - by TranquillityBase - 05-16-2021, 12:21 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by Majestic Sun - 05-18-2021, 10:38 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by Leaf - 05-19-2021, 03:31 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by TranquillityBase - 05-19-2021, 11:13 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by Leaf - 05-20-2021, 03:18 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by Bunx - 05-21-2021, 02:55 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by TranquillityBase - 05-21-2021, 11:46 PM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by Quixilated - 05-21-2021, 04:35 AM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by busker - 05-30-2021, 02:19 PM
RE: Everybody's Monkey - by Mark A Becker - 05-30-2021, 09:32 PM



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