At The Zoo by fuzziverse

(a series of haiku written 2009-09-26)
• wrinkled dusty eyes ~ giant legs chained to the ground ~ statues eating hay

• in too small jungles ~ cheetahs pace along the fence, ~ eyes closed, sleepwalking...

• an eagle dreaming ~ trapped behind chain-link fences ~ flight feathers twitching

• like lifeless paintings, ~ motionless reptiles freeze... ~ children tap on glass

• the fence divides them ~ twigas stretch their neck and tongues ~ eating leaves of trees

• penguins in plastic ~ glide in circular oceans ~ one way, then the next...

• forlorn pack of wolves ~ sleeping out in the open ~ flies buzz 'round their heads

• across cement floors ~ chipmunks scurry past lions, ~ unafraid of them

• chimpanzee and boy ~ with plexiglass in between ~ trying to touch hands

• begging grizzly bears, ~ having forgotten salmon, ~ prefer stale donuts

• with wing feathers cut ~ conures, banded with numbers ~ screaming with boredom

• ancient tortoises ~ hiding from indignity ~ blend in with the rocks

• gates locked, stars above ~ all the captured innocents ~ dream with uncaged souls
(C) Fuzziverse
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