Thursday, May 07, 2009

All Meals are Brutal to the Eaten


Looking up the mouse decrees
There’s enough for you and me
The owl declines to nod assent
Knowing soon he’s due the rent
On futures based on clear blue sky
On dividends from cherry pie
He picks his beak with razor talon
Calculates the miles per gallon
Checks the angles by degrees
Then mouse (protesting) does he seize


Title courtesy of Yodood

12 comments:

the walking man said...

It is a bit hard for an owl to not be an owl, regardless of the mouses wishes to not be a mouse to the owl.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Does this apply to humans?

James Higham said...

I should imagine the mouse would be protesting.

Jimmy Bastard said...

You could assign this piece to many scenarios in life.

The last line has depth. Excellent.

The Igloo Keeper... said...

The mouse didn't need to get involved IMHO.

Pisces Iscariot said...

The mouse should never have invested in the stock exchange.

CherryPie said...

Now I do hope you are not referring to me in the middle there ;-)

Echo said...

Owl, what owl? I don't see an owl.
"No such thing as an owl," said the mouse.

Yodood said...

A less calculated, less brutal version here.

Pisces Iscariot said...

CherryPie: no way :)
Echo: your mouse is in denial ;]
Yodood: thanks I'll check it out

the walking man said...

I would prefer to not be fodder for my government so yes i suppose it does apply to humanity as well.

subtorp77 said...

'Tis to the point. The owl always demanding more and more, as he looks down upon the mouse so poor!