Wednesday, 18 January 2017

APAD 18: On the Savannah

On the Savannah

In our three-carriage, open-sided, camouflage-painted safari bus
we speculate that it must seem to the rhinoceros
that is feeding time at the zoo
cartloads of fresh meat, still warm

he spots us
conversation stills
until someone remembers that rhinos
big and strong and horned as they are
are herbivores

cameras snap
normal breathing resumes
but no one will forget
that moment the rhino saw us

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