Just Another Culture Clash [sonnet]
Orang and Utan were two chimpanzees;
animalistic actors on the fence –
jungle-living creatures with no conscience
wrapped up in the branches of some trees.
Then Orang nearly jumped out of his skin;
a human rattled something in the leaves.
So Utan got the hump – rolled up his sleeves:
“Upstarts we will not tolerate within”.
But when those words reverbed in Thunder’s ears
a lightning bolt from darkened skies unfurled.
“Your style of life and thought disturbs my world
It’s time you heard some music from the spheres”.
What’s happening here? said monkey (voice was brash).
I answered: Just another culture clash.
© Alan Morrison, 2013