Poetry Studio

CACKLE OF HYENAS

 

This is just to say
I wasn't willing to share
my prey
with a lion

I did the work
after all

EEEAHAHEEEEEEEEAHAHAHAH

In the mountains
savannas
grasslands
of Africa

my clan are impressive hunters
strongest bite
of any mammal

We are famous
scavengers
eating almost anything
left by animalsor humans
or lions

Forgive me
but I always get
the last
laugh

WHOOPWHOOPWHOOPWHOOP

 

 

False apology poems are inspired by "This Is Just to Say," a poem by William Carlos Williams, in which he ate some plums that he knew belonged to someone else. In the last stanza, he asked for forgiveness, but was not really sorry...just like the hyena in this poem.

 

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