Saturday, 21 January 2017

APAD 20: Blackbuck


A herd of pale fawn females
melt into the banks of the dam
light and lithe they are discarded
grass, breeze-lifted

lighter than the black-backed
un-barley-twist-horned males
they are vulnerable

at the first breath of danger
they flee into the shallows

where crocodiles wallow

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