Elephantine March [Free Verse]

The herd is on the march.

They lumber with slow

The young achieve   
       playful swagger,
        but aren't allowed
         too wide of the line. 

I wonder whether they're
       going someplace good?

Mongoose Crossing [Free Verse]

A mongoose crosses the road.
 My mind makes it Rikki Tikki Tavi.

Is there a cobra in the tall grass?
 Is this a heroic mongoose? 

The mongoose disappears from sight,
 and I'm left with no answers. 

DAILY PHOTO: Animals on the Chobe Banks