1 Rabbits multiply
but that seems to be
the limit of their
mathematical
ability.
2
Adders accumulate 
so it’s surely
a mistake
that we climb up
ladders
yet slide down
snakes?
3
The Chinese,
apparently,
taught us to take
away,
thus diminishing
our culinary
capacity.
4
Whoever decided
that sharing is
divisive
surely misunderstood
what family life is?
5
The Babylonians,
it is said,
invented nothing,
which seems odd.
Though it is true,
of course,
that their
achievements
finally came to
nought.
6
The Prime Minister,
traditionally,
is primus inter
pares,
though our task,
in this context,
is surely to ask,
‘First among
equals who?’
