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Monday, January 04, 2016

Chirrup

The free birds are giving up their singing,
The first thing they do each morning is login.
Ostriches have learned to wear bras
And bolster their self-esteem with mindfulness.
Meanwhile rabbits are mesmerised by television
They can't take their eyes off 24-hour news.
Even slugs are slowly moving with the times,
They all speak pure Estuary with glottal stops.
In hives there is a new type of bee, it seems,
Not a worker, a drone or a queen but a flaneur.
The flaneur bee is too heavy to fly and couldn't care
Less.

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