Sunday, July 27, 2014



When Ground Sloth went,

Things got dicey for Osage Orange,

Wolf, Louse, and Bear.

It was Man convinced Sloth to go

Back to the dreamtime,

Delivering blows lovingly but relentlessly

Until Sloth shuffled off,

Leaving a host of parasites and predators

In the lurch, to be honest.

Wolf and Bear found their dinners elsewhere,

Though they were diminished in the process,

Neither as dire as formerly;

Louse moved to lesser pastures;

But poor Hedge Apple

Had no one left to scour her seed,

No one to help her be fruitful and multiply,

Save Man, who'd caused the problem in the first place,

As usual..


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