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The Government

On the skyline
Small almost imperceptible changes
Were happening that any learned man
Could balance in a moment
And then rest,
Before his thoughts were interspersed
Amongst the scrub and its
Own made men,
Highly prized are they who,
Know their cattle,
Yet mostly they,
Move their herds to safer ground,
Further on than the Swahili
This band of few thinkers,
Enter a valley,
Where the swarms of fleas,
Piggy back on zebra,
As grey as the dust clouds they raise,
Affecting all perception,
So that the gnu are now dark stains,
Against the intermittent giraffe,
That stand on poles where the specks of their patterned coats,
Tell you that in the heat of this day,
There will be masses of like minded folk,
That ponderously consider,
Mighty conclusions,
The extent of which,
Make you wonder if the primeval,
Aspect of your humanity isn’t,
Directly involved with their government.

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  • dulandrift
    dulandriftover 3 years ago

    some great lines, but what’s up with the punctuation?

  • Hard to punctuate?

    – Digby

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