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Ear to the, uh, Wall

Dreamed 1983/10/10 by Wayan

In a rough log shelter, I meet my Myst-
ear-ious Grandma and her yuppies; lie
longside. Stare at the shifting sky.
Comical pillow clouds scud by. Dust
strings hang from roof to spider-writhe
in faintest zephyr. But they're not just
web. A mammal clumb down to weave
Letters in de thread! A message pri-
vate if not primate. One word for me.
Can a chipmunk spy?
I am. A spy.

Rodent weaver's gone. But
Hark! The yuppies plot.
I can't hear brightly through
the wall so I poke my ear unto
the shriveled nipple of Mysterious
Grandmammá, which lets her use
Matriarchal Powers for my sake.
Leathernub up my canal feeds me
yup-gossip. Ugh! A dirty plan:
dumping sludge for cash!
Foul play for cash.

I join their table round. Why do they
Treat me as in? Ayn-Rand-serene,
they got no shame: "If we can get away
with all, why not?" I fear they'll kill
me to guard their oily scheme, so I
fake impassioned speech: "Count ME
out of this one! How'll you feel, years on?
Wrecked your grandkids' land!
Your own kids' land!"

I walk out. Mock-primadonna, don't
Sneak or flee--all eyes on me! Nobody can
Kill discreet. I mean all I say but 'tis a ploy
to walk out of here alive--hysteria's my
modus op. To my amaze, a simian guy
says "He's right. I got a kid," and exits too.
Up stands three. Out walk more. The gang
frays! Prodded by a lie.
Landslide from a lie.

Later, in a hazy bar, I met
The brimhat masters of the plot.
Over four lime gins they say:
"Thanks for savin' us. We were
gunnin' ahead. So fuckin' sure
we wouldn't get caught!"
"If we dumped that shit, we'd'a got
jailed or shot." "Trapped in a mass
delusion!" Glad to help, I guess.
But I spoke up to save my ass.
Green, to save my ass.

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