Saturday, September 21, 2013

V. 2: #176: September 21, 2013

Stop making sense: consider that the pig,
however steeped in mud or garbage smells,
owns some mysterious beauty, just as big
as that of butterflies, or polished shells;

Just turn your brain around: see how the toad,
not blessed with smooth complexion like its kin,
sang just as sweetly nonetheless, and showed
itself as worthy an amphibian.

I'm sure some whales are floating in the seas
who wish themselves as thin as garter snakes,
and elephants who dream of being fleas,
and cows who wish they could dispense milkshakes;

But that just goes to show, both near and far,
you'd best content yourself with what you are.

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