“Monkey Man” by John Wakefield

monkey man

I ask you a question,
or say what I think.
You don’t give an answer…
don’t respond to my thoughts.
Instead you say “Wow,
you talk like I do…
…that’s funny as hell.”

I’m a monkey on a bike,
wearin’ a hat ‘n a coat.
When I talk like you do,
you just gotta laugh…. you just gotta laugh.

I win in Mahjong,
I drink jaa6 sei3 mei6 (廿四味),
You think it’s not normal…
not how it should be.
And so you say “Wow,
you do what I do…
and that’s funny as well.”

I’m a monkey on a bike,
wearin’ a hat ‘n a coat.
When I do what you do,
you just gotta laugh…. you just gotta laugh.

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john wakefieldJohn Wakefield is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature. [Click here to read all entries by John.]

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