Friday, April 11, 2014

The Elephants

The Elephants

It gave me giddy thrill
to see that creature
emerge from the trees,
like a live dinosaur,
mythic and prehistoric,
with no regard for
or sensible scale.

It was like how I felt
when I first saw a whale
surface right next to our boat;
my hert seized
to see such astounding bulk.

Human may dominate this planet,
but we are not the
largest creatures on earth,
not even close to it.

Just look at them!
A line of huge, trunked creatures
rumbling along
like a prehistoric train
with a small baby as the caboose!
making me feel airy and light
and somehow free


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