What is it about monkeys?
I've wondered for a while.
Is it their strange behaviour?
Is it their toothy smile?

They really have no manners.
They scream just to impress.
They shake their heads at strangers.
They beat their hairy chests.

What is it about monkeys?
The truth is plain to see.
The thing about monkeys is ...
They're just like you and me.


Above: Written for a Creative Writing Workshop.