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  • Snoozing in the shack in the sun
    Watching tourists watching gibbons.
    The gibbons are smaller and cuter.
    They are more engaged and
    Engaging than the tourists.
    I find myself liking the apes more
    Than I like the humans
    Who are just big naked apes that
    clothe themselves and
    Display cultural conceits and
    Are prone to asking stupid questions.
    “I want a pet monkey like that!”
    They are apes not monkeys.
    “Do they bite?”
    Anything with a mouth bites
    “Are they mean?”
    Not as mean as humans
    They don’t kill other gibbons who
    Think differently than they do
    They’re not prisoners of dogma
    They’re not programmed by memes
    But I don’t go into that because
    It’s a slow lazy day and
    The gibbons would understand
    Sooner than the humans.
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