Why do I so unkindly think of them as monkeys
Leaping from branch to branch or swinging by vines
In their jungle simply because of the title of
His Craigslist posting: “Looking For A Friend
To Hang Out With”? He went on to explain he was
“Looking for a woman to do things with: movies,
Concerts, hiking, etc.” Nothing chimpanzee
In that. Perhaps for too many days I have been

Too long at this desk, journaling? Truthfully, the idea
Of letting the fingers of my monkey-like hands loosen
Their hold on my vine and lightly plummet to another
Vine below and then quickly leap to one above, chattering
Happily, with a buddy monkey along, and others
Also traversing the spaces between the trees, appeals.