Saturday, April 30, 2016

2 leg chimp

I am a mortal thinking ape,
I can play memories like a tape,
Or a file, or disc, on a machine,
That I can view on an internal screen;
But when I do,
There is no re-run
Where I can change what I have done,
To what I should have done instead
Or erase
What I shouldn’t have said.
Unlike my cousin, the chimpanzee
Who can hoot and swing
Through trees,
I’m bipedal and when I look behind,
With my eyes or in my mind,
I see my track
And I went where I went,
And I cannot take it back.

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