haikai

Bronx Zoo Visit, 7/16/14

moving dinosaurs
the animatronics that
bring battles to life
his smile when T-Rex
downs triceratops

The tiger lies on his side, eyes closed. Another one—the next enclosure over—at least lifts his head. As indifferently as the gorillas at the Congo Rain Forest: eating, gazing empty-eyed toward us, scratching buttocks before climbing trees.

safari riddle
far too many deer
for Wild Asia
She’s not shy complaining
as we pass two elephants

The gibbons, panthers, sea lions and snow leopards show the most energy. More than we have at the end of the day.

cool afternoon
pass a dozing polar bear
on the way out

first published in Image Curve, January 17, 2019

Photo by James Hammond

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