Monday, February 07, 2011

Monkeying around with discipline

Giving her a
Time out
She clings to me
Like a howler monkey
To a branch loaded with ripe figs
In an attempt to avoid being left there alone
She sounds the part too
I can’t imagine a monkey is easily pried from her figs
But in the wild lots of different monkey species
Share a fig tree
So they have to leave the figs behind
Which means I have to
Keep peeling her off
Shaking her off
Pulling my foot out from
The full body hug she gives it for
Someday soon
She might have to share
Hopefully her brother is one of the quieter species

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