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by Chris Sorrenti

I couldn’t help but laugh

at the Spanish tradition
of rampaging bulls
clearing a street with their horns

TV camera panning to the side

a tourist simply observing
without choice
drawn into the picture
one broken off from the herd
charging at him

the ‘mad cow’ demonstrating
with snort and toss
a man doesn’t need wings to fly

and what would an alien think
catching it on his screen?
would he skip this planet
for the next system on his list?

or maybe start abducting bulls???

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Graphic courtesy of Microsoft Clip Art

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Posted on 03/02/2013
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/02/13 at 01:00 AM

Very entertaining, Chris. Your cartoon is terrific!

Posted by Kris Mara on 03/05/13 at 11:38 PM

great observation...I love how this unfolds...and makes me smile :)

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 03/08/13 at 12:34 AM

A worthy question to ponder. Love this.

Posted by Sam Roberts on 03/13/13 at 04:20 PM

hehe! what a great read. I wonder what an alien would think! indeed!

Posted by Veronica Phoenics on 12/09/13 at 12:37 PM

love this, how it highlights the absurdity more than the cruelty, a refreshing perspective, amusing yet far reaching in its implications!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 01/03/14 at 05:05 PM

Fascinating commentary on a bit of modern culture carried over from the past. A bit of tongue in cheek humor here too.

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