The Elephant

By Elvira

Oh,
nobel beast
which can                            transport burdens
down teaks
parade
anthropomorpiclly
or
convey a rajah

He is Asia’s symbol
yet
despised for
treading on
“man’s land”
trampling villagers
who
burn
HIS forest
chastened by

bullets,
darts,                                                                    making orphans
abandoned by “fate”
carrying a rage
until
the final
b(l)ow 

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