Thucydides and the Dandelion
I had a brown sparrow
who thought she was an owl
and a raccoon who thought he was
Thucydides. His treatise,
The North American Refuse Wars,
(593 pages, illustrated by paw)
has become a cult classic.
I had a dandelion
who thought she was a rose.
She died because
she had fluff instead of thorns.
55 pieces of blowing fluff for the g-man
A nod to Mama Zen, who works the phones for Socrates.
Bust of Thucydides, Public Domain via wikimedia commons
Dandelions, by Jean-Francois Millet, 1867, Public Domain via wikipaintings.org