Mr. Fox vs Stinging Nettle


(The following dramatic narrative is based on a Sri Lankan proverb.)

A fox really wanted to poo,
but it was not a national zoo.

He looked around for a washroom,
but he sat on something like a mushroom.

The sprout quickly shot him up
and he landed down like a frightened cop.

He crept slyly toward the brat
that shot him up like a sprat.

Yet, for his wonder,
there was no thunder.

A sprout stood with only two petals;
he hotly clattered his teeth like two metals.

Then high and low, he declared,
“a growing tree can promptly be said
simply by its two petals.

Photo: Mahesh Ranaweera (Our son)


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