The cage was far as I went near,
The monkey inside so sad and alone,
“Almost human” my mind evaluated;
I softly said hi, hey… how are you?
He looked right at me as if begging for friendship,
So innocent, so humble,
I reached for my bag,
Like secret friends I threw a banana;

So wisely he pealed as I stood and smiled,
What a wonder they are!
I internally exclaimed.

And just as I…
The peel…
The little damn monkey, humble as he seemed
threw it back in my face.