Land without monkeys

In a land without monkeys, 
Australian parrots play the fool 
in the branches, cracking nuts
like jokes, fanning their feathers 
like a cardsharp with a winning
hand, with the constant colour
commentary of a voluble
announcer with a microphone,
as raucous as a caucus in
a party room.

 

Julian O’Dea

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Could they all have gone to France? This is one of my favorite comedic scenes.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Maryse Usher on May 28, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    So true ! Gaudy and raucous! Squawking and cackling!

    Reply

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