how’d y’all get in that big ‘ol hole?

there was a young lord who swallowed a fly (got my first credit card at age 17.  not impossible.  illegal.  but, not impossible.  the issuer shall remain nameless, lest it provoke vehement denial and subsequent retribution. i ain’t afraid of no credit card company. also, i ain’t afraid of no ghost.  it’s just that i’ve got another war with which to wage and my energy cannot be diverted).  i don’t know why he swallowed a fly ($5 off).

there was a young lord who swallowed a spider. he swallowed the spider to catch the fly.  i don’t know why he swallowed a spider (it’s hard to save for a car with credit card payments. the young lord got a car loan. to get a car. to go to work. to pay for the credit card).

there was a young lord who swallowed a bird. how absurd to swallow a bird. i don’t know why he swallowed a bird (paying for a car, to go to work, to pay for the credit card, left little money to spend.  you can have more than one credit card?).

there was a young lord who swallowed a cat. imagine that. i don’t know why he swallowed a cat (cashflow inhibited. need college degree for better job.  make more money. that’ll pay for credit card, car, and more credit cards. better get loan for college).

there was a young lord who swallowed a dog – to catch the cat. i don’t know why he swallowed a dog(gotta pay for college loan, credit cards, and original credit card. how ’bout law school? lawyers make money. no cash to pay for it? they’ve got loans for that. don’t work the first year? really? okay.).

there was a young lord who swallowed a cow – to catch the dog. i don’t know why . . .  (’cause. there’s. no. stinkin’. cashflow. benevolent credit card upped limit X 30. only for emergencies. several emergencies).

there was a young lord who swallowed a horse (home ownership is better than rent. furnish house 90 days same as cash. get loans for other cars. rinse and repeat impending death by 1000 cuts.) . . . he’s dead of course.

the young lord’s dead. an old king emerges. the old ways are gone.  death brings life.  out of enslavement comes freedom. and in a benjamin button style reversal of epic proportion, only a couple of those pesky animals still wiggle and tickle inside.