Abstracted, primarily-colored beasts
wander around Seville as barbers,
playing sonatas in front of adoring fans,
challenging each other in hard deserts,
and forming monopolies with ACME.
These players, mammalian and avian alike,
nose-dive into cups of water and falter
between confidences and friendships
looking at their own ineptitudes with romance
with frenzy and without apology.
They dance to ballets and ancient rhapsodies,
defying scientific laws without acknowledgement
and insensitive to each others violences and injustice,
while wonder is absent from their lives of absurdity.
These colorful beasts remain jovial and patient.