Becoming Monkey



after a while you believe
that tarzan can do anything
it’s like believing in god
only you believe in tarzan

complete strangers call you
cheetah especially if that
is the name you have written
on your name tag on your lapel
at the alcoholics annoymous meeting

when you start to shop for banana
scented shampoo you wonder if others
have noticed the change that has
come over you.  is it the haircut?

in las vegas when given the choice
to see the new cirq show you opt out
to go to the children’s petting zoo
on the off chance they have chimpanzees

your transformation is complete
when you arrive home to find
your mail being forwarded by
the post office to your address
but with the name king kong


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