Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Use Refuse


USE REFUSE

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The lizard uses its beloved tail,
To tickle itself, to scratch its head, to many avail.
But when in trouble, trapped by a nail
Coolly sheds it, with not so much as a wail.

- Thomas Jay Cubb


Notes/Commentary
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1. Alternate titles were Use-And-Throw and Disposable.
2. The spontaneous removal of a body is called autotomy.
3. Refuse is used in the sense of disposed stuff.
4. Moral: Favours done are very easily and quickly forgotten.

3 comments:

easywriter said...

Oh my goodness! So many blogs. I'll have to visti them all. :o)

Just stopping by to thank you for your visit and your comment.

Now I'm off to explore Cubb World. :o)

Matt Getty said...

Very clever. I'm especially fond of the phrase "to many avail."

Thomas Jay Cubb said...

my personal fav is the contrast between "...avail" and "...a wail"