Early one morning the rainforest stopped,
then echoed with grunted excitement
as the lion-tailed macaque cast his charm freely,
defying gravity as he clambered up branches,
baring each angle of his scarlet-bottomed pride,
shrieking about particle half-life and masses –
proof of his leaden infallibility.
A somewhat tangential interpretation of the Quadrille prompt over on dVerse Poets Pub: a quadrille is a poem with exactly 44 words, to include in this instance the concept or word ‘free’ or freedom.