Doing the Knowledge
Some know the parrot sketch
by heart
my lover
claims to, “Know nothing.”
and I believe him.
He taught me to ride a bike,
like swimming, once you know how…
For him I parrot the post code
he cannot learn,
and at cash points
(seeking a balance enquiry)
we talk Fate,
“The behaviourists are wrong.”
He paws the buttons
to get a shock and says,
“We’re being paid peanuts!”
(we’re teachers.)
This bloke I know
(a cabbie)
says, “You can teach a parrot
to ride a bike.”
And I guess he’s right
but why would it want to
when it can fly?
K A T E ‘ S   P O E M S