('Kings Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach')
Walking in the bush, late in the afternoon: Spring winding trails
Among Plantae et Animalia.
An independent world —Sort of realm of alien species
Welcomes your senses with a storm of small flies (genus Drosophila)
Which playfully floods the air, all of a sudden, humming
Around and annoying each other like microscopic crazy drones.
In a clearing, from upon a large fig tree recalling to mind Buddha's
Sacred one, or better the ones from the Bible —Ficus carica
A nimble Blackbird —Turdus merula, Passeriformes
Greets you with a cheerful and melodious warble —Song from
The land of the Living
To make you dream of a quite different life.
Then, the stench of putrefaction attracts your eyes on the huge number
Of teeming Diptera maggots —Musca (genus)
Feeding on the rotting flesh of what was once a pigeon (Columba livia)
At dusk, unable to participate fully in such a world, distressed and
Without a fig leaf behind which to shelter, You command Yourself
To be expelled
From your own, trifling, Garden of Eden. Thus
You get away, unnoticed —You too, like everything else, recalled
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