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dialogue.

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PLATO: "what's up, duck?"

DUCK: "quack quack quack."

PLATO: "I disagree. We must live our lives according
to rationally determined principles."

DUCK: "quack."

PLATO: "--now THAT was uncalled for,"

DUCK: "quack quack quack quack, quack."

PLATO: "sir, I demand (on account of my honor) that you retract that last statement!"

DUCK: "quack."

PLATO: "well, I've had enough of your slander, Mr. Duck--
and History will vindicate me, just you wait and see,
I'll... I'll write a book!"

(PLATO STORMS-OFF, IN A HUFF.)

DUCK: "geez, these philosopher guys, always getting so wound-up about everything."

(WITH A FINAL "quack", DUCK LAYS THE EGG OF CREATION, AND,
WADDLING, RETURNS INTO THE WATERS OF CHAOS.)

SIGMUND FREUD, SHRUGGING: "I guess sometimes a duck ISN'T just a duck, after all."