Three Cheers

Three cheers for the folding chairs.
Three cheers for the table,
neatly laid with teacups and plates.

Three cheers for the monkey business.
Three cheers for all the primates,
neatly arranged about the place.

The party started long after they arrived,
through forest clearings and poacher traps.
Where sat the humans,
whittled down to the bone.

Three cheers for all that delicious skin.
Three cheers for muscle, eye, tongue and neck,
dried like biltong in the sun.

Three cheers for a different kind of bushmeat.
Three cheers for all those omnivores,
who ate to live another day.

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