Poetry

Devolution #Poetry

I don’t quite know how this happens

And I don’t know if it’s just me

But when I am with my mother

I seem to transform…completely

 

My legs go limp

My hands swing back

My head’s thrown back in a moan

“S’not Fair!” I shout

Bottom lip stuck out

“Why don’t you just leave me alone?”

 

This simian cave has me trapped

No way could you tell it was me

I’m actually quite a nice person

Just not for my mother to see

 

But when she leaves

My back goes straight

My speech becomes more formal

My mind is clear

It does appear

I’m turning back to normal

 

You probably think that I’m mad

But to be sane I’m more than inclined

It’s just this monkey bothering me

Lurking in the back of my mind

 

I’ve honestly tried to stop this

But I just don’t have any control

For my mother sees me for the ape that I am

And still loves me – well – on the whole

 

 

 

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