“but the monkey will go” by Sasha at her desk

Sunday February 17, 2019
5 minutes
Nature Is Strong
Tony Hoagland

the monkeys have been swinging from the vines
and the house is a mess and i keep finding
hair everywhere damn those monkeys
so squawky so articulate so snowy

they are my doing these monkeys and
oh how i will make myself suffer for them
why are they here when i try so hard
why don’t they leave now that i’m in my spring

they are your doing these monkeys and
i will resent you for them for days weeks
i hope not years but maybe
why won’t they scoot when i tell them to

monkeys don’t do what they are told
that’s why they are monkeys no that’s
a terrible thing to say
they are monkeys because they are monkeys