Thursday, 10 January 2013

A Little Conceit

Once upon a time, in a far and distant land,
There was a mountain, and on it a forest
And in the forest there was a tree.

On the tree there was a twig,
On the twig there was a leaf
And on the leaf there was a caterpillar
Eating away, busy as can be.

In the caterpillar’s gut there was a bacterium
Which looked around, and said one day
“It seems to me beyond dispute
It all seems quite clear to me.
"I am the centre of creation, all this
This land, this mountain, this forest
This tree, this twig, this leaf, this caterpillar –
All were created with me in mind
All exist merely to benefit me.”

Copyright B Purkayastha 2013

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