Q


Q


“Queerer and queerer”, quoth the quester.

Question: what am I, now?
I seem to recall I grew a tail, a little way back.
So - I’m a squirrel monkey?
Muriqui? Toque macaque?
‘The aquatic ape’?
Quis sum?
Quid sum?


I'm falling quickly.
I’ve fallen quite far.
My tail is a quirt, whipping the air,
searching for something to grab.
It finds the spot.
It ties a knot.


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I am writing a poem for each letter of the alphabet. The letter 'Q' has questionable origins; its originally thought to have depicted either something threading through a hole (a knot or a needle and thread); or a monkey with its tail hanging down.

The poems are a sequence and you can read the first 16 on the links below:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P

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