Nobody knows for sure

somebody had an idea

to force monkeys across the surface

of windy places

where land mines sleep underground


it would have been too cruel

* * * * *

A Killer Whale, procured by Marine World from the Indian Ocean,

had the best of lives.

“Martia,” the tank manager named her.

Thousands of pounds of dead fish were fed to her.

The fish even had special vitamins mashed into them.

Everything was taken care for Martia.

Nobody could say for sure why she bit Craig, her trainer.

The good life over, they had no choice but to let her go her own way.

* * * * *

Dogs wear sweaters. Hats. Mittens. Shoes. Sweater vests. Sunglasses. Backpacks. Bibs. Training bras. Fanny packs. Handkerchiefs. Beanies. Watches. Socks. Jean shorts. Swim trunks.

Trust me. I saw a commercial where one ordered some shit online.


  1. aribabybug

    I love absurdism, and I think this counts. Great work!

  2. mallory

    trav you never stop impressing me. you are so observant, and i love the way you express your thoughts. you need to write a book.

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