Flying Gorilla

The human eyes,
the ugly face,
the weapon at his side…

The big white lies,the master race,against his tribal pride…

One wing’s left,
one wing’s right,
the skull is full of war…

Nothing’s left,not a bite,of what he had before…

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A child listening to the radio mistook ‘guerrilla’ for ‘gorilla’ and got me thinking about left-wing gorillas and right-wing gorillas.


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I am a Canadian, originally from Ontario, and am now living in Calgary, Alberta. I have studied sciences and anthropology at university and travelled across North America and briefly to Mexico and the Caribbean. I have been writing for over 20 years and performed my work in public. I have written more than 100 poems, several short stories and am presently working on a few novels.

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  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykerover 6 years ago

    I dig the hell out of this.

  • Thanks a lot and I’m glad you enjoyed ‘Flying Gorilla’.

    – Nancy Ames

  • Also I just looked at your excellent art-work and am always looking to collaborate if you feel like illustrating any of my poetry/prose, working toward a book some day.

    – Nancy Ames

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykerover 6 years ago

    That’s not a bad idea. When I get some free time, I might see what I can sketch up.

  • Cool. Thanks.

    – Nancy Ames

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 4 years ago

    powerful piece of writing Nancy

  • Thanks so much again, Solomon.

    – Nancy Ames

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