the Shetland pony



the macaws have a saying

do not recall the message if the remuneration is not a bonny cracker

how many times have I heard it said?

billions I suppose

and every time right as rain

comme un sou neuf

to spend upon the pony rides in the park

hot dusty things as a rule

a backwater in a bog

here the sweet creatures are no spunk or get up and go

incredibly trodden down like the rest of us

serving our turn

even the poets with their dull compositions on events of the day

the military-industrial-entertainment golf complex is a hard master