Hey Professor, I am not a Monkey

Hey Professor, I am not a Monkey

The harder I try, the more life slips by,

And the latest disgrace, is to be called a simian in place.

Hey Professor, I work with computers,

and they dont mind what skin I am.

Curious I may be, but it’s easy enough to see,

I may look like a monkey, but human I am.

monkey

You may go about introducing me to people galore,

as your pet darling who does all your chore,

But I would rather work, outside your cage,

It is not personal,  I am too old to enrage.

Hey Professor, Guess I am not a Monkey.

You need to find some other, to carry your tea.

And the University  is fine , its good ol Tennessee,

Bigotry and prejudice are the not the places to be.

( Inspired by a Real Life Incident

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New York Diner

In a New York Thai restaurant
I dine alone being new to York town
Borrowing conversation from left and right
Bringing no conversation of my own in the fading twilight

As bubbles slowly bubble from a sparkling dollar five glass
I watch from shadows as pretty people come and go as they say excuse me and quickly pass

I am an odd ball I know
Brown monkey nowhere to go
The waiters give me a look best called quizzical
What on the napkin do I scribble

Will the fellow eat and clear in peace start by giving chicken panang a nibble

Will I pay up this after all is west Harlem
Asians don’t tip they have been before on this trip

And I drink and devour
Dinner fine and dine
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Watching conversation sparkle up
As sparkling wine goes down
I nod I say people are just the same
Appearances change but they play the same old games

Up when happy when sad they are down
Every big big city every new yet old town

We drink different wines
But then think similar thoughts

Daily joys and same different struggles
That our love and life bought

Wine brings heat to our face
Letting my jacket slip a bit
The waiter slips me a seen it all look
Are you. Serious he thinks you silly twit

Leaving all pretences
I chug wine like we chug beer
Expensive to my sponsors
But hey it brings me cheer

Ole  lady on my left
Drunk college chicks on my right
Smart  dame right across room
Cute Thai waitress completes a pleasant sight

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Chug chug chug
We drink sparkling wine
Eating and being merry
Old wine makes new troubles all fine

Now thinking deeper-

In the middle of urban sub arcana
Face to face verbal smacks in your space
Comes a concept called Americana

Passionate adjectives and superlative passions
Americana is an euphemism for monetary nirvana

Nasal voices on my right
Deep bass slightly in front
To my left a wavering voice wavers
Aromatic cacophony my ears take the brunt

Wine slipping down slowly
But hey rising so fast
After effects may disappear soon
But the mellow pleasure promises to last