do monkeys eat bananas with their tails
or is that just another urban myth? & if
they had computer access don’t you think
they’d use that tail to move the mouse -†

or is that just another red bandanna gag?
& if they could send us emails (what do
you think they’d tell? writing from some
rotemburo outside beppu (refreshed after

a long day of tail-walking maybe robed &
long-legged (capable of sailing boats as
well or so we’re told by some old woman
selling bags of peanuts by an oily shore

the seagulls have all stopped coming now
& monkeys don’t go swimming anymore