Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Tender Heart Screams From The Ventricles: Excerpts From The Colin Frape Poetry Omnibus

To/Of/For A Giraffe

Your neck
so long,
your fur
so spotty—

majestic creature of the African jungle,
why are you trapped in this cage?

You can bite your cruel captors,
but choose not to.

Kick them with your mighty legs,
but you do not.

You could even leap
o’er these cruel bars
and yet you stand,
head lofted high above the scowling faces
of your evil keepers and viewers.

I vow
one day
I shall tear down this enclosure
so that you may run free.

Run free, run free,
run free as a long bird.

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