Arlyn

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ELECTION RANTS
NATURE'S WAY

The little lemmings
all in a line
race after their leader
over the cliff
straight into the sea
splash
they drown
one by one

“Stay the course”
they yell
a lovely chorus
“Stay the course.”
And they do
Splash, glug
though none of them
are swimmers

You’d think
one or two
might peek ahead
see their furry friends
disappear over the edge
to their deaths
and would then
step out of line
to reassess

Their miniscule brains
are wired to…
“Stay the course”
follow the leader.
None of them
would “Cut and Run”
With pride
they “Stay the course”

Their tiny bodies
bob lifeless
in the sea
but scientists say
this serves a purpose
it cleans up
over population
of their species

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Copyright 2006