Thursday, 29 November 2007

Monkey Trap

The design of a traditional monkey trap
as many people may know
involves the use of a vessel
containing something tasty, perhaps a nut or a banana.

The vessel has a small hole it in
large enough for the monkey to just fit a hand through
to take hold of the banana.

When the monkey has the banana in its hand
the monkey's fist holding the banana is now too big
to go back through the hole.

The monkey is not smart enough to realise that to free himself he needs to let go of the banana.

Neither am I.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

In the beginning

In the beginning
god created the heavens and the earth
and god said:
"If I'd had more practice I might have done a better job,
but its a lot better than nothing."

Tuesday, 13 November 2007


if there is a god,
there must also be a goddess.
It is ridiculous to assume otherwise.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Modern love story

Love of my x tugs
at my heart-strings each time she
pokes me on facebook

Friday, 9 November 2007

All poetry is rubbish

All poetry is rubbish
unless you mean it
in which case
all poetry is the opposite of rubbish

Haiku version:

All po-et-ry is
Rub-bish un-less you mean it
And then it is-n't