Sunday, January 24, 2010

value





the monkey chased the elephant down the empty highway
he finally cornered him in the back lot of an abandoned walmart
you have cost me a lot,
said the monkey

and i hate to do this to you
but you have too much value
what is cost,
asked the elephant

and what is value
as the monkey brought the ruby encrusted statue of the virgin
(or maybe it was vishnu or lenin or sarah palin)
down on his head

the elephants last
thought
was
but i'm bigger than he is





4 comments:

Jenny Enochsson said...

So good this, timmy! Funny and also a bit sad, a combination I appreciate.

I realize that "walmart" contains loaded symbolism. I have read about and heard Americans talk about that place's strange "philosophy" quite a lot.

Ande said...

It sounded like a buoyant fantasy. Let's hope it comes true.

Francis Scudellari said...

That was a costly lesson for the elephant. I love the ending.

PO Johnson said...

Oh I guess the elephant is the republican party. I like this a lot.