- Vol. 10
- Chapter 05
Image by Adriaen van Utrecht/Rijksmuseum
Spitz & Spider Monkey
Spitz gazes at the untouched banquet.
Thinks the brazen, hairy child shouldn’t
touch the sprig of decorative cherries
under the table regardless of his, or
the hosts, intentions. Sound the alarm,
or not? Risk opportunity to vacuum
remains of gluttonous merriment.
Spider Monkey spies an opportunity,
with only the mutt as barking witness,
to supplement a diet of tough dried fruit,
and housebound arachnids. The cherries
will not be missed, as suggested by
their placement below the succulent
surf ‘n’ turf smorgasbord above.