Chicano Poet

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Caterpillar And The Men From Cambridge

“The most celebrated of all caterpillars, whose history is in
part recorded in Professor Lloyd Morgan’s Habit and Instinct
page 41, was striped yellow and black and was seized by one of
the professor’s chickens. Being offensive in taste to the chicken
he was rejected.

-----The Meaning Of Meaning
( : preface was plagiarized from a Weldon Kees poem : )

What Do Chicken Little And Yogi The Bear
Have In Common?

Apparently the chicken is much more smarter
than the average man, Bobo,
man tasted war and liked it,

he has taken every opportunity to partake of it,
blood and guts seem to excite him,
he finds more and more ways of destruction,

he always volunteers, he’s always gung-ho,
he’s always ready to die
for any large or little country.

The chicken shys away from anything distasteful
but man seems to long for war,
cherishing the maiming, the murder and the mayhem.


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