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New Gary Lindorff poem in ThisCantBeHappening!: What am I shouting?


By dlindorff - Posted on 10 April 2017

I saw a photo of an elephant in a concrete cell

alone,

so alone.

She was holding her own tail with her trunk

to close the circle of

herself,

a loop of loneliness,

standing, eyes closed

to the long sentence of her life.

I just would like to know. . .

What?

I just would like to know!

How can the intelligence that created such a creature

stand by and watch it suffer so.

And then I realized,

that's me.

That's all of us,

holding our tails in our trunks.

But were we not created to thunder

and trumpet

and love each other

as only elephants can,

crossing the great grasslands together

as a family?

And as we slumber...

 

 For the rest of this poem by ThisCantBeHappening! resident poet GARY LINDORFF, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/3519

 

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