Zoo Scenes: A Haiku Series

1

The rhino wallows

in rain-renewed stinking mud

as rhinos will do.

bear

2

Upside down he sleeps,

hind legs propped against the wall,

black bear belly-up.

3

The tiger’s a tease,

roaring his presence, pacing

just inside den’s door.

4

Solo seal stretching

on the platform with back bend

a yogi would envy.

notgazelles

5

Can’t think what they’re called,

with gazelles’ grace, goats’ hunger,

mowing down the reeds.

6

Lions reclining

in coats of majestic gold,

monarchs at leisure

7

Giraffe obliges

his admirers by dining

right beside the fence.

8

The snow leopard naps

as a lazy housecoat would

up on the wire bridge.

Copyright 2015

T. Allen Culpepper

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