Saturday, 21 January 2017

APAD 21: Camel





Camel

My winter coat lingers
despite summer’s sun
I’m ragged and moth-eaten
but cooler each day

APAD 20: Blackbuck



Blackbuck

A herd of pale fawn females
melt into the banks of the dam
light and lithe they are discarded
grass, breeze-lifted
skittish

lighter than the black-backed
un-barley-twist-horned males
they are vulnerable

at the first breath of danger
they flee into the shallows

where crocodiles wallow