Two Facts Most Significant in Considering the Elephant

jdbphoto, Kenya 1967

Two Facts Most Significant
In Considering the Elephant

Pity the poor elephant
whose nose is so extravagant
that he can’t reach the end to swipe it
when he sneezes and needs to wipe it.

And pity the poor wayfarer who
makes attempts to motor through
tundra where these beasts reside.
I fear a bad end to their ride.

If pachyderms have chanced to poop
on roadways where they drive their coupe,
and in the dark they do not view it
and by mistake drive right into it,

their chances of making it through
are driver zero and ten for poo,
for it is true the elephant
has turd piles most significant.

No accidents in Nature? I fear there are a few.
In engineering elephants, here is what I’d do:
In the front, I’d furnish the trunk a windshield wiper,
and for the other end I would have given it a diaper!

 

All photos taken in Tsavo Game Park, 1967.  jdbphotos

As usual, enlarge photos by clicking on any one.

Extravagant is the prompt word today. My apologies for this poem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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