# 592: theatre of war

tophatted fintailed fish
slime-slaps across the stage
in the theatre of war
explained into the microphone
as the guilty first wife of the ape
mouth above
nose above
& efficient duplex
of the gullet & windpipe
save the chance to choke
in us by virtue
of the selfsame lobed fish
that side-stepped ashore
& so the cycle comes full-circle folks
as bush says to blair
come on in, the water's lovely