Political Reflection

loquitur the sparrow in the Zoo

No bars are set too close, no mesh too fine
To keep me from the eagle and the lion,
Whom keepers feed that I may freely dine.
This goes to show that if you have the wit
To be small, common, cute, and live on shit,
Though the cage fret kings, you may make free with it.

September 1956

by Howard Nemerov

Comments (2)

We're an inhuman lot, with habits that really do take some beating! I love roses. and I hope the majority don't get treated this way. Smashing poem, or should I say splashing poem! ! ! ! ! Sincerely Ernestine.
Ahh, but they love the amonia. Amazingly original, well done.