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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
October 29, 2017

THE OSTRICH


News Item:  Trouble looms for President Trump in rumored indictments over Russia's
election interference, and a failed domestic agenda.


You know, I like being an ostrich ... running around like crazy, being the biggest bird.  
And I am the smartest ostrich ... incredibly intelligent.  That's me.

You can't fly though ...

Tch!  Flying is overrated.  What counts is being the biggest, sharpest kid on the
block.

And big you are.  As for sharp practice ...

That's me.  And nobody can touch me.

Except the ... and the ...

You know what I like about being an ostrich?

You mean, running like hell and pecking away at the hens when you can ...

Well, I did run like hell and look where it got me.

In heaps of trouble by the look of it.

You know, there's another thing nice about being an ostrich.

What's that?

When you're in trouble you just bury your head in the earth.  You contemplate to
become wise.  It's amazing ... incredible.  You hear nothing, you see nothing ...

And you speak nothing.

That too.

And every now and then, you lay a giant egg.