As I cling to a branch
I watch as all of my brothers and sisters
are suspended with me.
the dewy droplets drip down my side
while the light breeze sneezed.
Paradise encloses around us
as the bright sun turns off the dark
and makes everything revisable.
A monkey swings by
and snatches my brother
from the bountiful leaves;
A slithery snake slowly slides and
I’m getting nervous
as he glides along the branch
to slimily perch
to the upper right of me;
Leering outside of the leaves
to a nearby feathered friend.
Two brothers fall
but that’s every day.
I often wonder what happens when fallen.
A bird rubs its feathery neck on my smooth, red skin
moments before being devoured by the serpent.
A hairless ape walks by
pointing at things.
So sculpted to perfection;
I’ve never seen anything like it before.
Darkness soon follows;
I must sleep.
I wake up to the feel of
fingers around my round figure.
The plush extremities leave me
and I notice another hairless ape.
This one, nude as every other animal,
with long curvy hair,
a beautiful face,
I watch with inquisitiveness
as the long-haired beauty
with the smelly snake.
She chooses me-
I fall to the floor in agony
as a huge chunk of me
slides down the flawless larynx .
The other hairless ape arrives.
The serpent retreats as
It gets dark.
the couple are petrified with fear.
The dark clouds
have an interrupted beam of light on the two.
More ear-demolishing noise
as the two are frightened away.
Still I lie in excruciating pain,
wondering what ever happened to the two
as they never came back.
Word around the grapevine is that the couple is cursed,
and all of their future decedents
must endure painful child births;
Whatever that is.
Well, I’m still here on the cold ground
waiting for the couple
to come back and finish me off
before I rot…