Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Poem

he told her that
on Easter Island
there were very few female heads.
i wonder why, he asked.

she thought about it
and said that it must be
because the women refused
to share their crunchy peanut butter
and the men
threw them off
the island in protest.

she couldn't see his reaction,
but it amused her to imagine
women and jars of peanut butter
sailing off to papua new guinea
where rumor had it
men there
were more interested in
other types of food.

~ from "a book of private conversations", copyright 16 july 2008.

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